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An explosive situation.
Palassis J; Diether JW
Safe Health 2000 May; 16(5):89
Ethylene oxide sterilization facilities, which sterilize most of the medical equipment sold to doctor's offices and hospitals, face some inherent dangers from the ethylene oxide (EtO)-based cleaning process they use. An increased incidence of explosions at these facilities has brought safety concerns to the forefront in this industry.
Ethylenes; Gases; Flammable gases; Vapors; Ventilation equipment; Ventilation systems; Ventilation
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Safety and Health
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