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Litigation and Compliance Impacts of Proposed Ethylene Oxide Regulations Based on Flawed Science

publication | June 18, 2024

Published by DRI’s For The Defense, the article addresses

  • carcinogenicity of ethylene oxide;
  • ethylene oxide regulatory framework;
  • EPA’s flawed 2016 IRIS assessment;
  • risk assessments should not be used to prove causation at trial;
  • attacking plaintiffs’ corporate conduct themes;
  • demystifying plaintiffs’ one-molecule theory;
  • educating the jury about cancer and genotoxicity

Robert Johnston led and Aleksandra Rybicki was a member of the firm’s trial team that secured the first defense verdict in a case alleging that exposure to ethylene oxide caused cancer.