|Document ID (ISN)||40893|
|Convention or series no.
||Biological effects of mineral oil aerosols
||Biologische Wirkung von Ölaerosolen [in German]|
||Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz, Postfach 170202, 4600 Dortmund 17, Federal Republic of Germany, 1983. 48p. 68 ref. Price: DM.14.75.
||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.
||printing industry; oil mist; mineral oils; biological effects; cutting fluids; metalworking industry; lubricants
||literature survey; scrotal cancer; report; carcinogenic effects; machining; dermatological effects; skin cancer
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
||Dust, aerosols and related diseases
|Broad subject area(s)
||Printing, photography and photocopying industry