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dc.contributor.authorInternational Programme on Chemical Safetyen
dc.contributor.authorUnited Nations Environment Programmeen
dc.contributor.authorInternational Labour Organizationen
dc.contributor.authorWorld Health Organizationen
dc.contributor.authorWHO Task Force on Ethylene Oxideen
dc.descriptionBibliography: p. 62-79en
dc.description79 p.en
dc.description.abstractEthylene oxide is a colourless, highly reactive, and flammable gas widely used as an intermediate in the production of various chemicals. Human exposure occurs mainly through inhalation in sterilization facilities and in production plants. Exposure may also occur through fumigated foods, pharmaceutical products, and sterilized medical equipment. This report uses a comprehensive review of the scientific literature on ethylene oxide to evaluate the associated risks for human health and the environment.On the basis of extensive data derived from animal investigations, test systems, and epidemiological findings suggesting an increase in the incidence of human cancer, the report concludes that ethylene oxide should be considered as a probable human carcinogen, and that its levels in the environment should be kept as low as feasibleen
dc.publisherWorld Health Organization
dc.publisherWorld Health Organization
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEnvironmental health criteria ; 55en
dc.subject.meshEthylene Oxideen
dc.subject.meshEnvironmental Exposureen
dc.subject.otherChemical Toxicology and Carcinogenicityen
dc.titleEthylene oxide / published under the joint sponsorship of the United Nations Environment Programme, the International Labour Organisation, and the World Health Organizationen

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