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Environmental Issues
Important Documents regarding Sterigenics

Facts about cancer in your environment from IDPH:
http://www.willowbrookil.org/DocumentCenter/View/1425

Proving Causality:
http://www.willowbrookil.org/DocumentCenter/View/1424

Information provided by ATSDR to West Swim Club
http://www.willowbrookil.org/DocumentCenter/View/1411

D86 Letter to ATSDR asking to accelerate testing
http://www.willowbrookil.org/DocumentCenter/View/1409

Letter to Sterigenics from Western Springs Village President
http://www.willowbrookil.org/DocumentCenter/View/1400

Historical Review of Sterigenics' Zoning
http://www.willowbrookil.org/DocumentCenter/View/1399

Illinois Department of Public Health to Perform Cancer Incidence Study
http://www.willowbrookil.org/DocumentCenter/View/1398

Written Response received from Sterigenics on September 3, 2018
http://www.willowbrookil.org/DocumentCenter/View/1395

Letter to Sterigenics asking the company to cease operations
http://www.willowbrookil.org/DocumentCenter/View/1393

Ethylene Oxide Fact Sheet
http://www.willowbrookil.org/DocumentCenter/View/1392

July 2018 Ethylene Oxide Report from ATSDR
http://www.willowbrookil.org/DocumentCenter/View/1390

May 2018 Air Sampling Summary
http://www.willowbrookil.org/DocumentCenter/View/1391

Full video from EPA Forum held on August 29, 2018

Referrals and Agency Contact Information


Contact information for adult and pediatric referrals: The Great Lakes Center for Children’s Environmental Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago

Website: http://publichealth.uic.edu/great-lakes/childrens-health

Phone: 866-967-7337

Email: 

 

Additional resources about ethylene oxide: 

EPA:

https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2016-09/documents/ethylene-oxide.pdf

https://www.epa.gov/hazardous-air-pollutants-ethylene-oxide
https://www.epa.gov/national-air-toxics-assessment

National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute:

https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/causes-prevention/risk/substances/ethylene-oxide

Also available:
DuPage County Health Department
 24/7 Crisis Behavioral Health Support Line
630.627.1700

Offers phone based support and referrals for individuals who may be experiencing, or who are concerned with a friend/family member who are experiencing high levels of stress, anxiety, depression or other feelings that have become overwhelming.  Crisis counselors are trained to assist in addressing these challenges in the short term, while linking individuals who may need longer term support to appropriate resources.

Information on Cancer Clusters:
CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/nceh/clusters/
National Cancer Institute (NCI): https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/causes-prevention/risk/substances/cancer-clusters-fact-sheet



News and Announcements - View More
Update on Sterigenics Stack Testing
As was reported last week, follow-up stack testing occurred at both Sterigenics facilities last week Thursday (9/20/18) and Friday (9/21/18). Read on...
Village of Willowbrook - FOIA Request Letter to the U.S. EPA
In the Village’s continuing efforts to obtain information and answers to important questions pertaining to Sterigenics emissions, a request for the release of pertinent documents under the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) was sent to the USEPA. Read on...

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