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Document ID (ISN)109417
CIS number 09-426
ISBN(s) 978-951-802-875-1
Year 2009
Convention or series no. People and Work Research Reports 85
Author(s) Suuronen K.
Title Metalworking fluids - Allergens, exposure, and skin and respiratory effects
Bibliographic information Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, FIOH-Bookstore, Topeliuksenkatu 41 a A, 00250 Helsinki, Finland, 2009. 106p. Illus. Bibl.ref. Price: EUR 22.95.
Abstract It is estimated that 20,000 workers in Finland are occupationally exposed to metalworking fluids. Many studies have addressed the adverse skin and respiratory effects of these fluids. Despite the general improvements in occupational hygiene over the last decades, the health effects seem not to have disappeared. Worldwide, exposed workers still suffer from contact dermatoses and respiratory symptoms. This thesis reviews studies carried out in Finland during 2002-2005 on respiratory and skin exposure to specific components of metalworking fluids. It also examines skin and respiratory symptoms in a cross-sectional study among machinist and office workers of 64 companies.
Descriptors (primary) respiratory diseases; skin diseases; risk factors; metalworking industry; cutting fluids
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; Finland; symptoms; thesis; sensitization; cross-sectional study; research; determination in air; exposure evaluation
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceFinland
Subject(s) Metal production and metalworking
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Metalworking industry
Skin diseases