• Nov 23, 2021, 13:14 PM

Ethylene Oxide Update #49: November 23, 2021

In this update includes:

  • IDPH releases cancer incidence assessment for populations surrounding Vantage and Medline.
  • The assessment includes an FAQ to help explain findings and study limitations.
  • A forum to explain the assessment has been requested, but no date has been scheduled by the IDPH at this time.

On November 19, 2021, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) published a cancer incidence assessment for populations surrounding Vantage and Medline in Lake County, Illinois.  The study was completed in response to the public’s concern that these two facilities emit ethylene oxide (EtO). The Lake County Health Department has requested that the IDPH hosts a public forum to explain the assessment’s findings to Lake County residents, but it has not been scheduled at this time. 

For a detailed description of the findings and for frequently asked questions, visit the IDPH’s webpage IDPH Cancer Assessment, Lake County, Illinois. For inquiries regarding the study, please contact the IDPH.

To keep up to date on Ethylene Oxide in Gurnee, visit www.gurnee.il.us/eto

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