|Document ID (ISN)||56623|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1775-8785 - Archives des maladies professionnelles
|Convention or series no.
||Deschamps D., Laurent A.M., Festy B., Conso F.
||Study of six ethylene oxide sterilisation installations of Paris public hospitals
||Etude de six installations de stérilisation à l'oxyde d'éthylène à l'Assistance publique de Paris [in French]|
||1989, Vol.50, No.7, p.641-649. Illus. 14 ref.
||The technical characteristics of 6 ethylene oxide sterilisation installations were studied by occupational physicians who also noted the occasional overexposures of 55 exposed workers. Static atmosphere samples and personal samples were analysed according to the AFNOR standard. Ethylene oxide concentrations determined in air samples taken at these installations varied between 0.06-2.8ppm; personal samples varied between 0.2-39ppm; the exposure limit for occupational exposure of 10ppm was exceeded in 2 units (27 and 39ppm). The high levels of exposure in these 2 units seemed to be related to the absence of rinsing after the sterilisation cycle, the use of CO2 as the diluting gas (necessitating high pressures) and the smallness of the premises.
||disinfection of equipment; hospitals; ethylene oxide
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||France|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Health care services