Cancer victims sue over toxic gas emissions from B. Braun’s Lehigh Valley plant, claiming 3 died

Source:, May 5, 2021
By: Peter Hall

Toxic gas released from the B. Braun Medical plant in Lehigh County caused the cancers that sickened more than a dozen people and killed three more, lawsuits against the German medical device company allege.

Ethylene oxide used to sterilize products has been vented into the air around the Hanover Township plant for decades, the lawsuits filed Tuesday in Philadelphia County Court claim. For people who live, work, shop and otherwise spent time near the Marcon Boulevard facility, that has meant years of exposure to the cancer-causing gas, the suits say. Read more.

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