|Document ID (ISN)||102294|
|Convention or series no.
||Etudes et recherches R-341
||Duchaine C., Veillette M., Cormier Y., Lavoie J., Desjardins F., Bouzid H.
||Microbiological analysis of metal cutting fluids - Exploratory study
||Analyse microbiologique des fluides de coupe de métaux - Etude exploratoire [in French]|
||Institut de recherche en santé et en sécurité du travail du Québec (IRSST), 505 boul. de Maisonneuve Ouest, Montreal (Quebec) H3A 3C2, Canada, Aug. 2003. iii, 33p. Illus. 22 ref. Price: CAD 5.35.
||http://www.irsst.qc.ca/htmfr/pdf_txt/R-341.pdf [in French]
||The objective of this study was to establish the physical and chemical properties of soluble cutting fluids used in three metalworking enterprises in Quebec, and to evaluate their levels of microbial contamination. The respiratory health of the workers at one of the three enterprises was also determined. Novel analytical methods were employed, including colouring techniques involving fluorescent molecules as well as molecular biology techniques allowing the detection of specifically-targeted mycobacteria. High levels of bacterial contamination were found in these fluids. However, the majority of the strains identified are unlikely to account for the respiratory symptoms observed among the workers (allergic alveolitis).
||respiratory diseases; cutting fluids; biological hazards; health hazards; metalworking industry
||Quebec; moulds; DNA; bacteria; allergy tests; respiratory function tests; bronchopulmonary lavage; sampling and analysis; medical examinations; description of technique; allergic alveolitis; detection by fluorescence; tomography; contamination
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||Canada|
||Metal production and metalworking
|Broad subject area(s)
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)