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Document ID (ISN)40893
CIS number 83-1851
ISBN(s) 3-88314-248-4
Year 1983
Convention or series no. Fb 330
Author(s) Seidenstücker R.
Title Biological effects of mineral oil aerosols
Original title Biologische Wirkung von Ölaerosolen [in German]
Bibliographic information Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz, Postfach 170202, 4600 Dortmund 17, Federal Republic of Germany, 1983. 48p. 68 ref. Price: DM.14.75.
Abstract This report is a review of toxicological and epidemiological literature concerning the effects of oil mists generated from cutting and lubricating oils. Animal experiments have shown that droplet size is as important a determinant of effect as the source and composition of the oil. The epidemiologic data do not support the establishment of a threshold limit value, because they represent such a variety of oils and additives, as well as degradation products and impurities arising during machining of metals. However, the results of the animal experiments suggest 5mg/m3 as a maximum exposure level for pure oils.
Descriptors (primary) printing industry; oil mist; mineral oils; biological effects; cutting fluids; metalworking industry; lubricants
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; scrotal cancer; report; carcinogenic effects; machining; dermatological effects; skin cancer
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Dust, aerosols and related diseases
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Printing, photography and photocopying industry
Metalworking industry