February 6, 2023

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EPA: Lakewood among 19 U.S. cities with high levels of ethylene oxide in the air

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Lakewood is one of 19 U.S. cities to have high levels of ethylene oxide. 

The EPA held a meeting this week to discuss concerns. It’s a colorless and flammable gas. It’s also typically odorless, with levels found in the air. The EPA says, when over-inhaled over time, this gas is known to cause blood cancers and breast cancer in women.

Ethylene oxide molecule
Ethylene oxide (oxirane), molecular model. Organic compound, colourless flammable gas. Mostly used for the synthesis of ethylene glycols. Atoms are represented as spheres and are colour-coded: carbon (grey), hydrogen (white) and oxygen (red).


According to the EPA, “In the coming weeks, EPA plans to engage with…

CBSColorado.com Staff

2022-08-12 11:01:02

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