1,4-Dioxane in the Cape Fear River Watershed of North Carolina

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Detlef Knappe

Detlef Knappe is a Professor of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering at NC State University. He received his BS, MS, and PhD degrees from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and he joined the NC State faculty in 1996.

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The Michigan Public Health Training Center was pleased to support the recording of this lecture. The seminar series is provided by the UM Graham Sustainability InstituteMLEEaD Center, and Michigan Tech Research Institute.

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This recording originated from the UM SPH Environmental Research Seminar series on January 17, 2017. 

1,4-Dioxane is a known liver and kidney toxicant and is classified as likely carcinogenic to humans. 1,4-Dioxane is a water soluble solvent recognized by the US EPA as an emerging drinking water contaminant of concern.  Communities in North Carolina, Michigan, and elsewhere share significant concern over 1,4-D-contaminated drinking water.  This contaminant has been detected in municipal drinking water in Pittsboro, NC, at some of the highest levels in the US due to contamination in the Cape Fear River basin.  Please join us for a research seminar to learn about research in North Carolina regarding water quality and environmental health.