MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans to host a community meeting to discuss a medical sterilizing plant in Memphis that used a chemical that could cause health risks. The agency said Wednesday that 23 commercial sterilizers in 13 states and Puerto Rico have used ethylene oxide, which could pose an elevated risk of cancer and other ailments. One of the commercial sterilizers, Sterilization Services of Tennessee, is located in south Memphis. The Shelby County Health Department said the EPA will host a community meeting on Sept. 8 to inform the community about the results of the EPA’s sampling of the air around the location.

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