What's At Stake
The Environmental Protection Agency is finally tackling one of the most toxic air pollutants it regulates – but we need to make sure industry doesn’t get its way and we end up with a weaker rule.
Ethylene oxide is a colorless, typically odorless, flammable gas used to make other chemicals, plastic, and to sterilize medical equipment and spices. Ethylene oxide is also an aggressive carcinogen, especially when inhaled. Long-term exposure causes damage to the nervous system and increases people’s risk of developing cancer, leukemia, and other terminal illnesses.
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