BL: Recently we learned Michigan’s long-awaited lowering of the legal dioxane limit needs to wait some more, while the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality takes public comment on revisions to the criteria rules. Meanwhile, in Tucson, things have moved independent of state limits. In fact, Arizona has no legal limit on dioxane at all.
BL: I’m watching a video from the “Risk Bites” series created by Dr. Andrew Maynard, the former director of the University of Michigan Risk Science Center. A growing number of states and cities are choosing to use the EPA’s 0.35 level as their guideline. Meanwhile, Michigan’s proposed 7.2 safe level is over twenty times higher. Why the discrepancy? Could money and resources factor in?