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Document ID (ISN)109501
CIS number 09-420
ISSN - Serial title 0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Henriks-Eckerman M.L., Suuronen K., Jolanki R.
Title Analysis of allergens in metalworking fluids
Bibliographic information Nov. 2008, Vol.59, No.5, p.261-267. 22 ref.
Abstract The objective of this study was to gain information about skin sensitizers in metalworking fluids (MWFs), and to compare it with the information provided in safety data sheets (SDSs). A total of 17 samples of MWFs concentrates were analyzed for skin sensitizers known or suspected to be used in MWFs. Of the MWFs, 15 contained 6-39% of alkanolamines, mostly monoethanolamine and triethanolamine. Formaldehyde was detected in all MWFs, at concentrations ranging between 0.002% and 1.3%. Benzisothiazolinone and octylisothiazolinone were detected in one fluid each. Iodopropynyl butylcarbamate was detected in nine MWFs, the highest concentration being 0.09%. Resin acids of colophonium were detected in seven MWFs in concentrations ranging from 0.41% to 3.8%. On the whole, the allergens analyzed were poorly declared in the SDSs. Implications of these findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) allergens; sampling and analysis; metalworking industry; cutting fluids
Descriptors (secondary) formaldehyde; ethanolamine; triethanolamine; 1,2-benzisothiazolin-3-one; sensitization; colophony; carbamates; data sheet; benzisothiazoles
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFinland
Subject(s) Metal production and metalworking
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Metalworking industry