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Congressional task force created to address ethylene oxide emissions

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Washington, November 21, 2019 | comments
A bipartisan congressional task force focused on ethylene oxide regulations was announced Wednesday.
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From the AJC: 

"A bipartisan congressional task force focused on ethylene oxide regulations was announced Wednesday.

The task force was formed by U.S. Rep. Jody Hice (R-Monroe) and Illinois Democrat Brad Schneider, and will urge the Environmental Protection Agency to act on community concerns over ethylene oxide emissions, which have come under scrutiny since it the chemical was reclassified as a carcinogen in 2016 by the EPA.

Ethylene oxide is used at seven plants in Georgia — including to sterilize single-use medical devices at Sterigenics near Smyrna, Becton Dickinson in Covington and Sterilization Services of Georgia in south Fulton County." READ MORE
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