Residents within a 1.2-mile radius of American Contract Systems’ facility in Fort Myers, Florida, are being exposed to Ethylene Oxide (EO), a toxic chemical used for sterilizing medical equipment. According to estimates by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), this toxic compound has become 60 times more toxic since previous estimates in 2016. As per EPA findings, increased risks include leukemia and lymphoma; breast cancer; birth defects as well as possible leukemia cases; therefore it is advised to take appropriate precautions and read further information from news sources for more details on this topic.

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Health Alert: Ethylene Oxide Emissions Threaten Fort Myers Residents



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