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Welcome to the P2 for Hospital Sterilizers Topic Hub™, a guide to basic information with links to additional on-line resources.

Background and Overview
Summary of the hospital sterilizer EtO: its benefits, dangers and regulatory history and usage trends. Describes EtO's chemical properties.

Operations
Role of medical instrument disinfection and sterilization in hospitals, types of sterilization methods, including the use of ethylene oxide.

Reasons for Change
What are the advantages to a hospital to reduce ethylene oxide? What are the impacts of ethylene oxide emissions on human health and the environment?

P2 Opportunities
What are the technologies and best practices that reduce ethylene oxide emissions and help put a hospital ahead of the curve relative to the new air regulations.

Glossary of Terms
Common terms used in links regarding the use of ethylene oxide as a hospital sterilizer.

Where to Go for P2 Help
National and regional contacts for technical assistance and more information about ethylene oxide pollution prevention strategies and the new area source rule regulating hospital use of ethylene oxide.

Acknowledgements
List of author(s), collaborators, and technical and editorial reviewers.

Complete List of Links
Lists all resources cataloged in this hub. If you know of resources relating to this topic, please let us know. We will review all suggestions and include them in the hub if they provide non-biased information not currently covered.

 


The Topic Hub™ is a product of the Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange (P2Rx)

The P2 for Hospital Sterilizers Topic Hub™ was developed by:

PPRC
PPRC
Contact email: office@pprc.org

Hub Last Updated: 6/4/2013