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Illinois Medical Sterilizer Plays Lab for EPA Pollution Tests

Oct. 1, 2018, 6:21 PM

An Illinois company that sterilizes medical supplies is the test bed for new pollution control techniques after the EPA learned the chemical being used is 60 times more toxic than previously thought.

The Environmental Protection Agency is beginning to review the toxic air pollution standards for facilities that use the chemical ethylene oxide to sterilize medical and pharmaceutical equipment. It is the first review since the standards were last examined in 2006. It is also the first review since the EPA this year updated the National Air Toxics Assessment, finding the chemical poses elevated cancer risks ...