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Ethylene Oxide

Lake County (Ill.) Health Department officials are in the process of measuring levels of ethylene oxide near companies in the northern suburbs. The cancer-causing chemical is used for the sterilization of equipment by Medline Industries in Gurnee and Vantage Specialty Chemicals in Waukegan.…

Claire's storefront

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers to avoid using cosmetics sold by Claire’s Stores and Beauty Plus Global after the agency found makeup products containing asbestos, a cancer-causing material for which there is no safe level of exposure.

Products that tested…

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Map of Willowbrook

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has concluded that residents living within a mile and a half of…

Doctor examining x-ray of mesothelioma patient

For the first time in 15 years, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new treatment for mesothelioma, a rare and aggressive form of cancer that has been proven to be caused by exposure to asbestos. The NovoTTF-100L…

Danger sign, contains asbestos fibers

Internal memos from Environmental Protection Agency scientists and lawyers recommending an outright ban of asbestos in the United States were disregarded by E.P.A. senior officials, The New York Times reports. A rule instituted in April…

Asbestos concept

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a new asbestos regulation designed to close loopholes in a 30-year-old law that was preventing the agency from restricting the sale of certain products containing the deadly mineral. Public health advocacy groups say the new…

Sterigenics, front of building

A former forklift driver at the Sterigenics facility in Willowbrook is claiming that he observed leaks of the cancer-causing chemical ethylene oxide and was asked to hose down the residue from the leaks after equipment was treated with the carcinogenic gas.

“They just figured we would…

Sterigenics front of building, front door

Community officials in Willowbrook and the surrounding suburbs have joined in calling for an immediate shutdown of Sterigenics, a product sterilization company…

Sterigenics, front of building

Affected residents can contact personal injury attorneys Cooney & Conway for a free case evaluation.

According to the results of recent federal testing, a facility in west suburban Willowbrook is continuing to vent the toxic chemical ethylene oxide into surrounding…

Aerial view of the Chicago skyline

Lawyers for the Creative Arts celebrated “Chicago’s Year of Creative Youth” at the 2018 benefit luncheon at the Palmer House in downtown Chicago. The program featured honoree performances by the Chicago…