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Document ID (ISN)70134
CIS number 97-1983
ISSN - Serial title 0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Woskie S.R., et al.
Title Exposure assessment for a field investigation of the acute respiratory effects of metalworking fluids. I. Summary of findings
Bibliographic information Dec. 1996, Vol.57, No.12, p.1154-1162. Illus. 35 ref.
Abstract Worker exposures to metalworking fluids at an automotive part machining facility were evaluated. Exposures were measured as the inhalable concentrations of the metalworking fluid aerosol, a variety of metals and elements, and endotoxin. The level of culturable bacteria in the aerosol fraction less than 8Ám was also measured. The exposed workers had higher inhalable aerosol exposures, higher airborne culturable microbial counts, and higher airborne endotoxin levels than unexposed workers. Elemental concentrations of iron, chlorine and sulfur were also higher among the exposed workers.
Descriptors (primary) oil mist; aerosols; motor vehicle industry; machining; metalworking industry; cutting fluids
Descriptors (secondary) chlorine; particle size distribution; personal sampling; iron; determination in air; bacterial toxins; exposure evaluation; sulfur; bacteria
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Metal production and metalworking
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Motor vehicle manufacturing industry
Metalworking industry