Medline’s Safe and Critical Use of Ethylene Oxide

Medline’s Safe and Critical Use of Ethylene Oxide

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For more than 80 years, ethylene oxide (EtO) 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 EtO.
Medline cares deeply about the health and safety of its employees and surrounding communities. Our mission is to advance the health of people in Illinois and around the world. We would never do anything that puts our employees, contractors or communities in danger. 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 all families safe and ensuring public health.