David Goldman

EtO Litigation and Risk Assessment

EtO Litigation and Risk Assessment

Our prior articles have focused on state and federal regulatory action with respect to cancer and Ethylene Oxide (EtO) emissions. Yet, private litigation private litigation in the tort system involving allegations of cancer development from exposure to EtO is a topic...

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Ethylene Oxide Emissions – New EPA Regulations

Ethylene Oxide Emissions – New EPA Regulations

As previously discussed in our recent reports, the Biden administration and the EPA have been emphasizing environmental justice, which includes a focus on Ethylene Oxide (EtO), an industrial solvent widely used as a sterilizing agent for medical equipment that cannot...

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Ethylene Oxide Litigation Update

Ethylene Oxide Litigation Update

We previously examined the EPA’s increased activity with respect to Ethylene Oxide (EtO), which it considers a human carcinogen. Just as the EPA is increasing its attention to EtO, though, so, too, are several states experiencing an uptick in ethylene oxide...

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Ethylene Oxide Legislative Updates

Ethylene Oxide Legislative Updates

In our last report, we discussed the EPA’s increased activity with respect to Ethylene Oxide (EtO), which it considers a human carcinogen.  As we discuss below, however, on the local level, many of the states are also legislating EtO emissions. The below are not the...

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EPA Targets Ethylene Oxide

EPA Targets Ethylene Oxide

The Biden administration has not been shy about its emphasis on environmental justice, which is a sharp departure from the priorities of the Trump administration.  Increasingly, the Biden administration is focusing on Ethylene Oxide (EtO), a reactive chemical widely...

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