Centurion Medical, Inc.
Centurion Medical, Inc. (Centurion) -- owned by Medline Industries, Inc. -- is located at 301 Catrell Drive in Howell. Centurion provides sterilization services to the medical device industry using ethylene oxide (EtO). The facility has three sterilization chambers. The facility is subject to the federal NESHAP, Subpart O, for EtO sterilizers.
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), ethylene oxide is a chemical that is known to cause cancer. Studies of people that work with ethylene oxide show an increased risk of breast cancer and blood cancers (including multiple myeloma, leukemia, and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma).
Any additional information related to this air sampling will be posted below under "What is EGLE doing?" once available.
- September 2021: A second round of sampling for ethylene oxide took place during the first week of August, in part due to recommendations from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS). The sampling canisters have been sent to the laboratory. Getting the results of the sampling may take some time. Once results are received, we will conduct a review and analysis of these results to determine if further action should be taken. The results and the report containing our analysis will be posted here.