Exposure to metalworking fluids can cause; irritation of the skin/dermatitis, occupational asthma, bronchitis, irritation of the upper respiratory tract, breathing difficulties or, rarely, a more serious lung disease called extrinsic allergic alveolitis (EAA).
Fluid systems that contain water or water-mixes can become highly contaminated with harmful bacteria.
The bacterial contamination of fluids and associated machinery and pipework should be monitored and controlled.
COSHH information sheets
These information sheets are to help managers of workshops using metalworking fluids comply with the COSHH regulations.
Nitrosamines are formed when a secondary amine and nitrite or other nitrosating agent reacts to form nitrosamines.
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