THE EFFECT OF DISINFECTION WITH ETHYLENE OXIDE ON PHYSICOMECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF CERTAIN OBJECTS
ARMY FOREIGN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER CHARLOTTESVILLE VA
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Military uniforms, shoes, and other articles were disinfected with ethylene oxide in sacs made of polyethylene films. No changes in the external appearance of the articles were noted after exposure to the 4-10 hours at a dose of 20-30 gkg. Experimental and control shoes were indistinguishable after one and a half years of wear. Shrinkage, durability, and stretching were tested in materials used for military uniforms. No adverse effects were detected even after 2-month storage following 10-fold treatment with ethylene oxide.
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