Illinois senators urge full EPA disclosure of EtO emission health risks

May 19, 2021
Illinois Democratic Sens. Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth are pressing EPA to fully inform Chicago-area communities of the health risks they face from industrial use of the carcinogenic solvent ethylene oxide (EtO), following a report by the agency’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) that Trump appointees suppressed key information. “EPA has a responsibility to ensure that all people across the United States have access to accurate information to effectively manage health and environmental risks, and that communities can meaningfully participate...

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