|Document ID (ISN)||109174|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
|Convention or series no.
||Godderis L., Deschuyffeleer T., Roelandt H., Veulemans H., Moens G.
||Exposure to metalworking fluids and respiratory and dermatological complaints in a secondary aluminium plant
||July 2008, Vol.81, No.7, p.845-853. Illus. 35 ref.
||In this study, the exposure to metalworking fluids (MWFs) was evaluated in 31 workers of three departments (extrusion, hot and cold rolling mill) in a secondary aluminium plant in Belgium. Evaluations also included urinary 1-hydroxypyrene and self-assessments of respiratory and dermatological complaints by means of questionnaires. Atmospheric levels of MWFs and biodegradation products were low in all work environments. 1-Hydroxypyrene levels were all around the detection limit of 0.2µg/L. The scores for skin and respiratory symptoms were higher in the hot and cold rolling mill departments than in the extrusion department. Other findings are discussed.
||aluminium industry; Belgium; exposure evaluation; rolling mills; cutting fluids; symptoms
||subjective assessment; respiratory diseases; skin diseases; determination in urine; case-control study; urinary metabolites; exposure tests; questionnaire survey
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Belgium|
||Metal production and metalworking
|Broad subject area(s)
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Smelting and refining operations