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Sterigenics Ethylene Oxide Exposure Attorneys

Personal Injury Lawyers Representing People Injured by Toxic Chemical Exposure in Willowbrook and Burr Ridge, Illinois

Sterigenics Ethylene Oxide Exposure Attorneys

Every person has the right to live and work in a healthful environment. Many of us take this right for granted, and unfortunately, the negligence of certain people or corporations has put some citizens at risk due to circumstances that are beyond their control. This was illustrated for residents of the Chicago suburbs when the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) released a report in August 2018 which found that a facility in Willowbrook had been releasing ethylene oxide into the community.

A plant operated by Sterigenics International which uses ethylene oxide to sterilize products such as medical equipment and pharmaceutical drugs has been operating in Willowbrook since 1984. The ATSDR report found that due to the release of ethylene oxide into the community, residents face an elevated risk of contracting cancer. If you live in or near Willowbrook, you should contact our personal injury attorneys to determine your options for pursuing compensation that addresses the harm done to you and your family.

Who is at Risk from Sterigenics Toxic Air Pollution?

In Willowbrook, Burr Ridge, Hinsdale, Darien, and Surrounding Communities

A wide variety of people may be at risk of injury because of exposure to toxic chemicals released into the community. There are nearly 20,000 people who live within one mile of the Willowbrook Sterigenics facility, and the surrounding area includes multiple schools, daycare centers, public parks, restaurants, stores, and businesses. Children are especially at risk for developing cancer and other life-altering health problems as a result of long-term exposure. Over the past 30 years of operation, the emissions produced by this facility may have affected many tens of thousands of people.

Effects of Ethylene Oxide Exposure

Ethylene Oxide (EtO) is a colorless gas that functions as a disinfectant, a pesticide, and a fungicide. Long-term exposure to small amounts of this chemical can lead to a variety of dangerous conditions, including:

  • Breast cancerBreast cancer
  • Stomach cancerStomach cancer
  • LeukemiaLeukemia
  • Hodgkin's diseaseHodgkin’s disease
  • Brain and nervous system damageBrain and nervous system damage
  • MiscarriagesMiscarriages
  • InfertilityInfertility
  • Bronchitis and emphysemaBronchitis and emphysema

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Contact a Personal Injury Attorney

If your family has been harmed because you have been exposed to ethylene oxide or other toxic chemicals, you may be able to pursue compensation from those who were responsible. To schedule a free consultation and learn more about your options, call our office at 312-605-8800 or fill out our contact form:

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