a colorless, odorless, gaseous, toxic, ring compound, C2H4O, usually obtained by the oxidation of ethylene: used chiefly in the synthesis of ethylene glycol.
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Pulmonary embolism is the third leading cause of death brought on by cardiovascular disease, which researchers have linked to higher exposure of ethylene oxide.
Since then, studies have found that exposure to ethylene oxide and benzene, which Garrett’s dad said he worked closely with, has been associated with higher rates of that kind of cancer.
So the EPA allowed facilities to estimate their emissions of hazardous air pollutants, also called air toxics, like hexavalent chromium and ethylene oxide that can cause cancer, respiratory illnesses, heart problems and other ailments.They Knew Industrial Pollution Was Ruining the Neighborhood’s Air. If Only Regulators Had Listened. | by Lisa Song, with additional reporting by Ava Kofman, photography by Kathleen Flynn, special to ProPublica | November 29, 2021 | ProPublica
Our analysis found that ethylene oxide is the biggest contributor to excess industrial cancer risk from air pollutants nationwide.
One drawback, common to both ethylene oxide and propylene oxide, is toxicity.
Propylene oxide is less toxic than ethylene oxide but is still highly toxic.
Left alone in a fuel air explosive weapon or other container, ethylene oxide tends to self polymerize.
Unpolymerized ethylene oxide, on the 50 other hand is highly desirable as a fuel insofar as detonability is concerned.