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Document ID (ISN)45126
CIS number 85-1976
ISSN - Serial title 0343-2432 - Dermatosen in Beruf und Umwelt
Year 1983
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Van Ketel W.G., Kisch L.S.
Title The problem of sensitizing capacity of some Grotans used as bacteriocides in cooling oils
Bibliographic information 1983, Vol.31, No.4, p.118-121. 18 ref.
Abstract This study was performed in connection with 4 cases of hand dermatitis in workers machining cast-iron workpieces. The skin disorders had started after some new bactericides (Grotan OX and TK) were added to the coolants. The 4 cases and the results of patch tests are described. Most references from the literature on skin disorders due to biocides in coolants are concerned with formaldehyde releasers like Grotan BK, but there is a remarkable confusion about their sensitising capacity. The continuous contact with wet workpieces and soluble oils used over longer periods is supposed to be an irritant factor, sensitisation by formaldehyde or Grotans being perhaps a secondary phenomenon. From a bacteriological viewpoint, zinc-EDTA seems to be a good non-sensitising biocide.
Descriptors (primary) allergens; grotan; metalworking industry; cutting fluids; disinfectants; dermatitis
Descriptors (secondary) formaldehyde; case study; sensitization; skin tests; skin allergies
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Heterocyclic compounds
Metalworking industry