AdvaMed Urges Biden Administration Not To Shut Down EtO Sterilization Facilities
The trade group says that the Biden Administration should consider the lack of alternatives to ethylene oxide sterilization when considering new regulations on EtO.
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Sterigenics concludes its ethylene oxide lawsuits with $408m settlement but does not admit liability.
While half of all medical devices in the US are sterilized with ethylene oxide, emissions from the gas pose potential environmental hazards that are attracting federal action.
The company plans to defend itself against the suits, which were brought by people who say EtO emissions caused cancers, miscarriages and other health problems.