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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Replacing Ethylene Oxide and Glutaraldehyde

Title:
Replacing Ethylene Oxide and Glutaraldehyde

Abstract:
Ethylene oxide (EtO) is used in health care facilities to sterilize moisture- and heat-sensitive instruments, whereas glutaraldehyde is used as a high-level disinfectant. This fact sheet developed by U.S. EPA Region 9 provides background information on the uses and hazards of both these chemicals, describes environmentally preferable alternatives, and provides detailed case study and cost information to help your hospital evaluate alternatives to EtO and glutaraldehyde. (PDF format; Length: 4 pages)

URL:
http://www.greenbiz.com/frame/1.cfm?targetsite=http://www.ciwmb.ca.gov/wpie/Healthcare/EPAEtOGlut.pdf

Source:
U.S. EPA Region 9

Resource Type:
Fact sheet/checklist

Date of Publication:
November 2002

Associated Sectors:

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