ACC criticizes peer-reviewed EtO study as ‘flawed’

June 17, 2024
The American Chemistry Council (ACC) is criticizing a new peer-reviewed study commissioned by environmentalists on ambient concentrations of the air toxic ethylene oxide (EtO) in Louisiana’s cancer alley, as misleading, “flawed” and used “as a scare tactic.” The June 11 study by Johns Hopkins researchers and funded by Beyond Petrochemicals called on EPA and other regulators to bolster EtO monitoring after their mobile monitors found ambient concentrations at levels more than nine times higher than EPA modeling predicted. But ACC...

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