Health Department launches first specific cancer-cluster study

By , Daily Memphian Updated: October 21, 2022 5:44 AM CT | Published: October 20, 2022 1:15 PM CT

Residents who live near the Sterilization Services of Tennessee facility in South Memphis have a lifetime cancer risk of 100 in a million from EtO exposure, according to the EPA. 


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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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