Exposure to metalworking fluids can cause; irritation of the skin/dermatitis and lung diseases, such as occupational asthma and occupational hypersensitivity pneumonitis. More about health risks associated with metalworking fluids.
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.