EPA is monitoring possible cancer-causing emissions in Southwest Memphis

By , Daily Memphian Updated: August 04, 2022 5:49 AM CT | Published: August 03, 2022 6:16 PM CT

A recent assessment of a local commercial sterilization facility shows elevated risk of long-term exposure to ethylene oxide, a chemical that is carcinogenic to humans through inhalation. 


Shelby County Health Department Environmental Protection Agency EPA South Memphis ethylene oxide carcinogen

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Keely Brewer is a Report for America corps member covering environmental impacts on communities of color in Memphis. She is working in partnership with the Ag & Water Desk, a sustainable reporting network aimed at telling water and agriculture stories across the Mississippi River Basin.


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