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Evaluation of the Carcinogenicity of Ethylene Oxide.

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Ethylene oxide (EtO) is a gas at room temperature. It is manufactured from ethylene and used primarily as a chemical intermediate in the manufacture of ethylene glycol. It is also used as a sterilizing agent for medical equipment and as a fumigating agent for spices. The largest sources of human exposure are in occupations involving contact with the gas in plants (facilities) and in hospitals that sterilize medical equipment. EtO can also be inhaled by residents living near production or sterilizing fumigating facilities.
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2006
A.2006.13
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Yes
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Multiple offices
Office Suboffice:
Office of Air and Radiation - Office of Research and Development
Office Division:
National Center for Environmental Assessment
EPA Author:
Kahn, Henry D.; Bayliss, David; Jinot, Jennifer, et al.
Document Type:
Risk Assessment
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Draft
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164

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