Sterigenics Scandal: What do the studies have to say?

MARIETTA — An outdoor dog, half its weight in bizarre, enormous tumors, has finally died. One neighbor was recently diagnosed with breast cancer – for the fourth time – and is finally in remission. Another neighbor died of breast cancer. And then there is the perplexing case of a neighbor who has to sleep almost the entire day, and suffers spasms that can cause falls, and injuries.

These people are linked by having lived in one very small neighborhood, 9.1 miles away from a processing plant currently under intense scrutiny for leakages of Ethylene Oxide, now known to be a carcinogen.

It was recently reported in the AJC that an Illinois plant leaking the same chemical had affected neighborhoods as far as 25 miles away. (–politics/cobb-residents-dig-for-fight-over-sterigenics-plant-emissions/XUoAGKJLPrhZ3hfXh63RAN/)

Community members, outraged, called for the shuttering of the plant. One question continues to be asked: what does the science say, that residents do not know?

Below, you will see Ethylene Oxide referred to as “EO” to save space.

Here are some extracts of findings, paired with download links to studies / reports:

  1. It has been known as far back as 2007 that EO can demineralize teeth by approximately 22% if acute exposure happens; an article was written for Journal of Dentistry, (Vol 35) entitled “Effect of ethylene oxide sterilization on enamel and dentin demineralization in vitro” by Renske Z. Thomas, Jan L. Ruben, Jaap J. ten Bosch, and Marie-Charlotte D.N.J.M. Huysmans. It is presented below for personal use only.

2. A toxicological profile on EO was released in 1990 by William L. Roper, M.D., M.P.H., Administrator for the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, of the U.S. Public Health Service. Note that, as far back as 1990, EO was tied to effects regarding eyesight, birth weights [being lower], neurological functions, breathing, psychology, and more. Download the rather old toxicological profile on EO via the link presented below.

3. In December of 2018, the EPA released an update of its hazard summary of EO – did you know that testicular degeneration in males is one possible side effect of EO exposure? The summary is available, via the download link below.

*** As more resources are found, this story will be updated. ***
– Amy Barnes, of Marietta, GA

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WARNING: Software can trigger a bank account lock-out.

It can happen seemingly out of nowhere: ATM access denied. Card deactivated. A call in line rep “cannot confirm, nor deny, anything at this time.” A personal visit to the bank is required. I now know the cause and the solution.

First – it happened to me; I am writing this from direct, personal experience.
For the ‘pics or it didn’t happen’ crowd – here’s your receipt, below:

LOCKED OUT and DEACTIVATED over an Android emulator!

What happened is this: I use an OS other than Android, I wanted to play my favorite games while working, and so I turned around and downloaded NoxPlayer. Screenshot below:

Without a second thought, I also downloaded my bank’s handy little app and started logging in to see my account. And here is where it got interesting…

Bank security, a day later, locked down my ATM and app access, and deactivated my debit card. They told me that someone out of California had gained access to my account. I’ve never been in California, so of course I agreed to get a new username and password for online access.

A few days later, I noticed that Arcade City had announced an app update. One quick glance showed me the answer I needed: the Android emulator had a static location declared, and it was coordinated somewhere in California. Screenshot below:

IF you are using Android emulators, please double-check the location service setting, as this could cause huge problems with apps like Maps, banking, etc.

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PHOTOS: MARTA has the answer to “everything.”

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The answer to “everything” was right in front of my face all along… PHOTOS. Continue reading

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Pics: Baby Cactus leaves are adorable!

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They are sharp, spiny, and painful: cacti have pad-shaped leaves that have long, thin, razor-sharp spikes. But did you know that they start out so adorably cute? Here are some cool pics: Photo credit: Amy Barnes, The Retail Detail USA … Continue reading

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Ad-free Solitaire for Windows 10 – for FREE!

I stopped playing all of the Windows 10 games because of the ads; they’re downright annoying and the ads are very jarring to people (like me) who play these games to relax.

And to have an ad-free experience? It’s a SUBSCRIPTION service – $10/year per game.

There are a few very quick, easy, and free ways to obtain ad-free games – both involve downloading and installing programs – and the main difference between the two are this: the look and feel of the games.

1 — Portable Apps – the Portable Apps site ( — this site has *the most* comprehensive stash of free and ad-free games I have ever seen. Some of these games are NOT lightweight, either – there is one RPG that is equivalent to any one of the adventure games that were commercially-sold in the 1990s / early 2000s.

** BONUS ** Portable Apps is a LOT more than games – there are fascinating educational and Good for Work type apps – and you can run them from a flash drive if the computer you’re using allows executables to run off flash drives.

2 — Winaero blog page ( — this page has true-form Windows 7 games that have been modded to block version checking, and there are no ads; this blog page is totally worth visiting if you want true classic Win7 games.

***CAVEAT*** – there are misleading ads all over the page – do NOT click ANY of the greem buttons! The download link is found immediately above the PayPal donation button.

Aaaand there ya have it – two FREE methods of not paying to have zero ads for games!

NOTE: The software developer in me pleads for you to consider a donation to any site’s author that provides solutions like these – if you’ve used the software and enjoy it – please consider donating something like $10 so that brilliant people do not have to go schlep at some minimum-wage jerb, and are granted the financial leeway to be able to continue making this world a lil’bit better, one cool app / solution each time.


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