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Ethylene oxide: managing the invisible threat

Ethylene oxide: managing the invisible threat

An organic compound composed of one carbon atom and two oxygen atoms, ethylene oxide (EtO or EO) is used primarily to produce other chemicals, including antifreeze. It is also a sterilizing agent that hospitals rely upon to help keep medical equipment germ-free.

Yet this colorless gas is also extremely flammable and highly toxic. With chronic exposure being linked to cancer and reproductive harm, we’ll take an in-depth look at the potential hazards faced by anyone who risks coming in contact with EtO.

Learn more from our white paper.

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