Carcinogen Alphabet:

“E” for Ethylene Oxide

The principal use of epoxyethane is in the production of ethane-1,2-diol, the principal constituent of engine coolants, and in other diols (the glycols), which are used to make polyesters.

This substance is toxic if inhaled, may cause genetic defects, may cause cancer, is an extremely flammable gas, causes serious eye irritation, causes skin irritation and may cause respiratory irritation.

In support of the “No Time to Lose” Campaign the SEL Group will be running an “Alphabet of Carcinogens” campaign and each week we shall release details regarding a different well known carcinogen.

For reference or further information on Ethylene oxide visit:

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