Ethylene Oxide: Carcinogen Exposure in Smyrna and Covington

Are you or a loved one suffering from ethylene oxide exposure? If you live in Smyrna or Covington, you may have been exposed to this harmful chemical for years.

The EPA has located two plants — Sterigenics in Smyrna and BD Bard in Covington — that have been releasing high volumes of ethylene oxide into the air.
Now, people living in these areas of metro Atlanta are more likely to develop cancer than those in other parts of Georgia.

Companies use ethylene oxide for many reasons – from sterilization of medical equipment and cosmetics to producing 
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Adhesives
  • Detergents
  • Textiles
  • Polyurethane foam
The problem comes when these companies negligently allow the emission of ethylene oxide, contaminating surroundings and impacting the lives of innocent people.

In addition to its high correlation with various forms of cancer, ethylene oxide is also associated with a range of adverse health disorders, including:
  • Genetic damage
  • Peripheral paralysis
  • Nerve damage
  • Spontaneous abortion
  • Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Leukemia
If you or a loved one is suffering due to ethylene oxide exposure, please call the experts at McAleer Law today. 

You can reach us at 404-MCALEER or contact us online to schedule your free consultation.
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