Tag: Gas sterilization

AHA urges EPA to ensure proposed EtO standards don’t disrupt healthcare delivery

Editor's Note In a June 27 letter, the American Hospital Association (AHA) urged the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) “to avoid disrupting healthcare delivery through the unintentional fracturing” of the medical device supply chain with its proposed ethylene oxide (EtO) standards. The EPA proposes: reducing EtO emissions by 80% adding new…

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By: Judy Mathias
June 29, 2023
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EPA proposes new standards to lower EtO emissions by 80%

Editor's Note The Environmental Protection Agency, on April 11, proposed new regulations to reduce exposure to ethylene oxide (EtO), which include more stringent air emission standards and protections for workers who are exposed to EtO when sterilizing medical devices. The proposed standards are estimated to cut EtO emissions from commercial…

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By: Judy Mathias
April 17, 2023
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