Question - Which workers may be at risk for toxicity from exposure to the chemical ethylene oxide?
Answer - The cited reference notes “Ethylene oxide is used in many industries. It’s used to make ethylene glycol, a product used in antifreeze and polyester. Some examples of workers at risk of being exposed to ethylene oxide include the following: Factory workers in plants that use it to produce solvents, antifreeze, textiles, detergents, adhesives, and polyurethane foam. Factory workers who work in plants that manufacture ethylene oxide. Agricultural workers who use it to control insects in grain bins. Hospital workers who use it to sterilize medical equipment and supplies.” (https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/ethyleneoxide/; accessed October 2019)