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An explosive situation.

Authors
Palassis J; Diether JW
Source
Safe Health 2000 May; 16(5):89
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
20020771
Abstract
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.
Keywords
Ethylenes; Gases; Flammable-gases; Vapors; Ventilation-equipment; Ventilation-systems; Ventilation
Publication Date
20000501
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
2000
Issue of Publication
5
ISSN
0891-1797
NIOSH Division
EID
Source Name
Safety and Health
State
OH
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