Ethylene oxide: Tests show spike in toxic gas after plant reopened
This article was jointly reported by Brenda Goodman of WebMD and Andy Miller of Georgia Health News Story updated Recent air testing in neighborhoods around a medical equipment sterilization facility in suburban Atlanta has detected significantly more cancer-causing ethylene oxide gas than when the plant was not operating last... Read more
Sterilization companies hit with wave of lawsuits over ethylene oxide
Brenda Goodman is a senior news writer for WebMD. Andy Miller is editor and CEO of Georgia Health News. A series of lawsuits has been filed in metro Atlanta against two companies that use the gas ethylene oxide to sterilize medical equipment. The six lawsuits were filed on behalf... Read more
Workers sue over ethylene oxide exposure at Cobb warehouse
This story is jointly reported by Brenda Goodman of WebMD and Andy Miller of Georgia Health News One of Alexandria Pittman’s jobs at ConMed in Lithia Springs had her working near a dock where trucks would unload boxes of freshly sterilized medical supplies. Those supplies had been sterilized with... Read more
Inspector general slams EPA for not telling people about toxic gas
Brenda Goodman is a senior news writer for WebMD. Andy Miller is editor and CEO of Georgia Health News. A new government report has rebuked the EPA for failing to tell residents about the health risks they face by living near facilities that release cancer-causing ethylene oxide gas. In... Read more
South Fulton neighborhood has high risk from ethylene oxide, state study shows
Brenda Goodman is a senior news writer for WebMD. Andy Miller is editor and CEO of Georgia Health News. A neighborhood west of Atlanta faces cancer risks that exceed what the government considers acceptable for airborne toxins, a study by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) shows. The neighborhood,... Read more

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