High levels of ethylene oxide detected at Covington warehouse
Brenda Goodman is a senior news writer for WebMD. Andy Miller is editor and CEO of Georgia Health News. State environmental officials say a warehouse operated by a medical sterilizing company in Covington, a suburb of Atlanta, is releasing high levels of the toxic gas ethylene oxide. The state’s Environment Protection... Read more
Blood tests show environmental exposure to ethylene oxide
Brenda Goodman is a senior news writer for WebMD. Andy Miller is editor and CEO of Georgia Health News. Story updated Illinois residents living about a half mile away from a medical sterilization facility have levels of the cancer-causing gas ethylene oxide in their blood that are about 50%... Read more
EPA proposal on ethylene oxide attacked as ‘weak’
Brenda Goodman is a senior news writer for WebMD. Andy Miller is editor and CEO of Georgia Health News. The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed its first of two new rules to curb emissions of cancer-causing ethylene oxide. Environmental advocates and legislators, however, say the federal agency’s plans won’t do... Read more
BD agrees to new state requirements to curb ethylene oxide emissions
Brenda Goodman is a senior news writer for WebMD. Andy Miller is editor and CEO of Georgia Health News. Story updated 10/29 The state of Georgia and BD have reached a last-minute agreement to stem emissions of cancer-causing ethylene oxide gas at the company’s medical sterilizing facilities east of Atlanta.... Read more
Feds warn ethylene oxide crackdown could cause shortages of medical devices
Brenda Goodman is a senior news writer for WebMD. Andy Miller is editor and CEO of Georgia Health News. Medical device makers and federal regulators are on edge after the closure of two major sterilization facilities and the potential shuttering of a third next week. They’re warning of potential shortages... Read more

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