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Communities near 23 sterilization plants have increased cancer risk: EPA

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Ethylene oxide is used to clean everything from catheters to syringes, pacemakers and plastic surgical gowns. EPA: Long-term exposure to ethylene oxide could lead to lymphoma and breast cancer. EPA will conduct public outreach campaigns in each of the communities where elevated risks have been found.
2 months ago·Washington, United States

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Communities near 23 sterilization plants have increased cancer risk: EPA

Communities near 23 sterilization facilities across the U.S. have increased risks of cancer due to the facilities’ emissions of a toxic chemical, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said this…

2 months ago·Washington, United States
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EPA: Chemical in medical-device cleanser poses cancer risk

Ethylene oxide is used to clean everything from catheters to syringes, pacemakers and plastic surgical gowns.

2 months ago·Sacramento, United States
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EPA: Chemical in medical-device cleanser poses cancer risk

Ethylene oxide is used to clean everything from catheters to syringes, pacemakers and plastic surgical gowns.

2 months ago·Boston, United States
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EPA: Chemical in medical-device cleanser poses cancer risk

Ethylene oxide is used to clean everything from catheters to syringes, pacemakers and plastic surgical gowns.

2 months ago·Cincinnati, United States
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EPA: Chemical in medical-device cleanser poses cancer risk

Ethylene oxide is used to clean everything from catheters to syringes, pacemakers and plastic surgical gowns.

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EPA: Chemical in medical-device cleanser poses cancer risk

Ethylene oxide is used to clean everything from catheters to syringes, pacemakers and plastic surgical gowns.

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