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Main Title Evaluation of Sterilization by Gaseous Ethylene Oxide.
Author Stierl, Harry ; Ree, Lawrence L. ; Billic, Irwin H. ;
CORP Author Public Health Service, Washington, D.C.
Year Published 1962
Report Number PHS-M-68 ;PHS-Pub-903;
Stock Number PB-229 567
Additional Subjects Sterilization ; Ethylene oxide ;
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NTIS  PB-229 567 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/23/1988
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Abstract
In medical practice and research, sterilization of materials and equipment is frequently necessary to prevent infection. Steam pressure and other heat sterilization methods are usually satisfactory; however, a number of materials, certain instruments, and various types of apparatus are easily damaged by the high temperatures needed for steam or heat sterilization. This paper presents an evaluation of a new method of sterilization, which uses a nonflammable, nonexplosive mixture of ethylene oxide and halogenated hydrocarbons with low pressure characteristics in an automatically controlled sterilizer.