• Chemical in Medical-Device Cleanser Poses Cancer Risk, EPA Says

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    WASHINGTON - The Environmental Protection Agency is warning residents who live near medical sterilizing plants in 13 states and Puerto Rico about potential health risks from emissions of ethylene oxide, a chemical widely used in their operations.
    Laredo, Texas; Ardmore, Oklahoma; and Lakewood, Colorado, are among the communities facing the highest risk from ethylene oxide emissions, EPA said.
    The agency has notified 23 commercial sterilizers-19 in the continental U.S. and four in Puerto Rico-that their operations pose an elevated risk of cancer and other ailments. The notice follows a...
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