What are the effects of long-term exposure to ethylene oxide? asks Cassandra Dunn, Registered Nurse and Certified Federal Medical Investigator.
Ethylene oxide (C₂H₄O) is a chemical that is used to create other chemicals, like polysorbate 20 and polyethylene glycol (PEG), which are often more effective and less toxic.
Ethylene oxide is a very hazardous substance. At room temperature it is a flammable, carcinogenic, mutagenic, irritating, and anesthetic gas.
It is so flammable and extremely explosive that it is used as a main component of thermobaric weapons; therefore, it is commonly handled and shipped as a refrigerated liquid to control its hazardous nature.
Ethylene oxide is a surface disinfectant that is widely used in hospitals and the medical equipment industry to replace steam in the sterilization of heat-sensitive tools and equipment, such as disposable plastic syringes.
Ethylene oxide is what’s on the business end of the test swabs that go deep into your posterior nasal cavity, every time you get tested for COVID.
For some state workers, this can be daily.
So when the FDA approves the vaxx next Monday and you’re still vaxx-hesitant but your job is forcing you to show proof of vaxxination, you’ll feel lucky that you still have the option to be tested several times a week, thus exposing yourself to these invasive swabs.
What are the effects of long-term exposure to ethylene oxide? Lymphomas and other cancers, that’s what.