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Main Title Characterization of Surface Species on Coal Combustion Particles by X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy in Concert with Ion Sputtering and Thermal Desorption.
Author Cabaniss, G. E. ; Linton, R. W. ;
CORP Author North Carolina Univ. at Chapel Hill. Dept. of Chemistry.;Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA-R-807560; EPA/600/J-84/352;
Stock Number PB86-139748
Additional Subjects Environmental surveys ; Industrial medicine ; Medical facilities ; Sterilization ; Exposure ; Toxicity ; Hazardous materials ; Air pollution ; Ventilation ; Ethylene oxide ; Inspection ; Toxic substances ; Occupational safety and health ; Indoor air pollution ; SIC 8062 ; CAS 75-21-8 ; EPA region 8 ; Grand Forks(North Dakota)
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NTIS  PB86-139748 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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Environmental and breathing zone samples were analyzed for ethylene-oxide (75218) at United Hospital (SIC-8062), Grand Forks, North Dakota in January, 1985. The survey was requested by the management to determine if using ethylene-oxide for sterilization purposes posed a health risk. All employees (number not specified) in the central supply department were interviewed. These concentrations originated from an old sterilizer. The sterilizer was not normally used, but was operated on the day of the survey to stimulate a worst case situation. None of the workers had any medical complaints. The author concludes that a health hazard due to ethylene-oxide does not exist at the facility. He recommends not using the old sterilizer until it has been refurbished and conducting periodic monitoring for ethylene-oxide with an infrared analyzer.