Occupational exposure to ethylene oxide: effects and control.

Abstract

Ethylene oxide (EO) is widely used in the health care industry as a gas sterilant for medical products that cannot withstand the high temperature and humidity associated with conventional steam sterilization. As a consequence, approximately 100,000 health care workers are exposed to residual EO each year. The acute toxicity of exposure to EO has been well… (More)

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