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September 1989
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 89-120

Control Technology for Ethylene Oxide Sterilization in Hospitals

This report examines control methods and systems for EtO sterilization in hospitals. Nine sterilizer control systems were evaluated in eight hospitals during week-long, in-depth surveys. Three emission sources typically account for most of the EtO routinely released into the work environment.

Control Technology for Ethylene Oxide Sterilization in Hospitals [PDF - 4,115 KB]

 
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