Peltier weighs in on air-testing pollutants in Georgia

University of Massachusetts Environmental Health Sciences faculty Richard Peltier

Richard Peltier

August 27, 2019

Richard Peltier, Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, has been quoted in multiple publications on recent air testing in three Georgia communities where cancer-causing ethylene oxide has been detected.

Peltier says the air testing is not precise and wouldn’t be legally defensible but “it would certainly be cause for alarm as this is 15 times higher than what the EPA considers safe.” He adds that the result of a single air sample should be viewed with caution and there may be places with higher or lower levels.