Bloomberg Law
March 30, 2020, 5:24 PMUpdated: March 30, 2020, 7:25 PM

Medical Sterilizer Sues Over Limits on Using Ethylene Oxide (1)

Amena H. Saiyid
Amena H. Saiyid

A medical sterilizer company is suing Georgia’s Cobb County for refusing to allow it to resume full sterilization of medical equipment using ethylene oxide, equipment the company say is needed to help fight the coronavirus pandemic.

Sterigenics U.S. LLC filed suit Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, alleging irreparable harm to the company.

At issue was Cobb County’s March 25 order that said Sterigenics could resume its shuttered business, but for just 21 days, to use the carcinogenic ethylene oxide to sterilize personal protective gear likes masks, gloves, and gowns to ward off Covid-19, ...

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