Environmentalists Threaten Suit To Force Deadline For Sterilizer EtO Limits

September 20, 2022
Environmental groups are threatening to sue EPA to force the agency to quickly review and tighten its air regulations for commercial sterilizers, after the agency missed its self-imposed August deadline to propose a new measure and as concern mounts over the harm to health caused by ethylene oxide (EtO) emissions from the facilities. “EPA has delayed for too long” updating its sterilizer rule “while communities suffer unnecessary toxic exposure and unacceptable cancer risks,” said Earthjustice attorney Marvin Brown, announcing a...

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