US EPA aims to crack down on chemical makers' ethylene oxide emissions

Ethylene oxide is crucial in the process of sterilizing medical equipment, but because it's known to cause cancer there's been a major push to close plants that use it. Either way, Americans' lives are at stake, and experts wonder if the FDA and the EPA could have come up with a solution had they simply talked earlier.

US EPA aims to crack down on chemical makers' ethylene oxide emissions

Proposed regulation would require facilities to control leaks

Thu 7 Nov 19 from CandEN

Ethylene Oxide Emission Plan Called ‘Weak’

By law, the EPA is required to review and update these standards every 8 years, but the agency was behind schedule. It is under a court order to finalize the rule by March 2020.

Mon 11 Nov 19 from WebMD

How A Chemical Used To Sterilize Medical Equipment Became A Study In The Failure Of Silo-ed Bureaucracies

Ethylene oxide is crucial in the process of sterilizing medical equipment, but because it's known to cause cancer there's been a major push to close plants that use it. Either way, Americans' ...

Thu 7 Nov 19 from Kaiser Health News

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