What is 1,4-Dioxane?
1,4-Dioxane is a synthetic industrial chemical that is completely miscible in water. Flammable liquid and a fire hazard. Potentially explosive if exposed to light or air.
Found at many federal facilities because of its widespread use as a stabilizer in certain chlorinated solvents, paint strippers, greases and waxes.
Sources & Potential Exposure
Short-lived in the atmosphere, may leach readily from soil to groundwater, migrates rapidly in groundwater and is relatively resistant to biodegradation in the subsurface.
Classified by EPA as “likely to be carcinogenic to humans” by all routes of exposure.