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Alphabetical Listing of Reference Documents by Title
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CAA SECTION 112 NESHAP: Ethylene Oxide Commercial Sterilization and Fumigation Operations
Abstract: APPENDIX 112H of the Clean Air Act that governs EtO for large sources.
Ethylene Oxide Emissions 1999 [PDF]
Abstract: This chart shows the sources of EtO emissions in 1999.
Ethylene Oxide Fact Sheet [PDF]
Abstract: Fact sheet written to give employers the information they need in order to manage staff exposure to EtO.
FDA-Cleared Sterilants and High Level Disinfectants with General Claims for Processing Reusable Medical and Dental Devices
Abstract: Alternative Disinfectants: A roster of FDA cleared steriliants and high-level disinfectants (HLDs) and conditions for their use.
Source: Food and Drug Administratio (FDA)
Frequently-Asked-Questions about the Reprocessing and Reuse of Single-Use Devices by Third-Party and Hospital Reprocessors
Abstract: If a hospital is reprocessing or having a provider reprocess single use devices as an alternative to using EtO to sterilize reusable devices, this document provides guidance on selecting and evaluating a provider.
Source: Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Hospital eTool: Central Supply Module
Abstract: Virtual tour of hospital hazards. Covers the health effects of ethylene oxide gas exposure and options for reducing use.
Rule and Implementation Information for Commercial Sterilizers
Abstract: Website with list of documents regarding the history and status of the EPA rules for commercial sterilizers. Includes Rule Information, Technical Information and Implementation Information.
What Are Antimicrobial Pesticides?
Abstract: Fact sheet describing the categorization of ethylene oxide as a sterilizer in the antimicrobial pesticide group. Links to other resources such as chemical composition and laws affecting the use of these chemicals.
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Hub Last Updated: 6/4/2013