Ecolab Accused Of Hiding Health Risks In Its Disinfectants

Law360 (May 12, 2020, 7:06 PM EDT) -- A hospital housekeeper who says she suffered from nosebleeds and coughing bouts after using Ecolab Inc.'s cleaning products has accused the company of hiding product risks and causing health problems to hospital workers around the country, according to a lawsuit filed in Minnesota federal court.

Gretchen Eadson, of Palo Alto, California, said Ecolab failed to adequately notify customers of the dangerous chemicals and "fraudulently concealed defects" in its OxyCide Daily Disinfectant Cleaner and OxyCide Dilution Management System.

Eadson alleged that the chemical supplier wrongly represented that the side effects of using its disinfectants were the same as those of safer alternatives,...

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