Ethylene Oxide | ACC Factsheet
What is ethylene oxide? A versatile chemical building block, ethylene oxide is primarily used in industrial manufacturing operations to make other chemicals. Ethylene oxide and its derivatives help make a variety of products we use every day: Polyester fibers for upholstery, carpet, pillows, and clothing; Automotive brake fluid, antifreeze, safety glass, seating; Household and industrial cleaners; Pharmaceuticals and ointments; Cosmetics and shampoos; Sterilization of medical devices, bandages, & food; De-icing solutions
Emissions sources are regulated by EPA and OSHA - Sources of ethylene oxide emissions are regulated under U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) and Administration Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) standards.
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