For more than 80 years, ethylene oxide (EO) has been used in medical sterilization. With so much recent focus on the sterilant and its use in Illinois, we want this site to help our neighbors, employees and their families understand what is and isn’t real in recent reports on EO and all we do to work safely with the chemical and minimize emissions.
Medline cares deeply about the health and safety of our employees and the communities where we live and work. Multiple generations of local families work at our Waukegan plant and live in the community. Our employees send their children to local schools, visit the parks there, and shop in local stores. Our top priority is keeping these families safe and ensuring public health.