We understand and appreciate the concerns that people have about the air they breathe. No one should have to question whether the air they breathe is clean. That’s why companies that make and work with ethylene oxide are actively investing in research and cutting-edge product stewardship technologies — so that we can continue to help protect the health of our communities.
ACC is proud to conduct a project to help strengthen and enhance the quality of air monitoring information. We know that ethylene oxide is produced from a variety of sources, including naturally occurring ones such as when plants decay. It can also be released by vehicle emissions and cooking oils.
The limited air emissions data from Georgia, as well as recent data released by the EPA regarding EO emissions in various areas around the country, raise questions about normal background levels of ethylene oxide in the air.
What’s clear is that more research into levels of ethylene oxide in the air is needed. That’s why ACC has decided to initiate this project in Georgia to increase what we know about ethylene oxide levels in various areas around the state. This ACC project will help improve general understanding as we continue to work to protect the public health. We look forward to collecting, analyzing and sharing the results as EPA and state and local officials set safety standards and determine best emission control technology.