Washtenaw County Public Health
Washtenaw County, Washtenaw County Public Health and the Washtenaw County Health Officer will now be a part of negotiations to clean up 1,4-dioxane contamination
Washtenaw County Public Health's Kristen Schweighoefer will serve on Gov. Snyder's Public Health Advisory Commission. In this role, Schweighoefer will work to ensure the health and safety of all Michigan residents.
Washtenaw County Public Health is providing information and coordinating testing.
For the first time, Washtenaw County Public Health has evidence that a Washtenaw resident was likely infected with Lyme disease without leaving the county. Cases of Lyme disease occur annually among Washtenaw residents; until now, local cases have been related to travel to west Michigan or other states where infested tick populations are present.
There is an area in Washtenaw County where the chemical 1,4-dioxane is underground. The area includes parts of Scio Township and western Ann Arbor. This contamination is a concern because wells near the area draw groundwater for use in homes and businesses. Washtenaw County Public Health is providing information to help residents understand the current situation and potential health impacts.