Endotoxins and IgG antibodies as indicators of occupational exposure to the microbial contaminants of metal-working fluids.

@article{Laitinen1999EndotoxinsAI,
  title={Endotoxins and IgG antibodies as indicators of occupational exposure to the microbial contaminants of metal-working fluids.},
  author={Saara Laitinen and Markku Linnainmaa and Juha Laitinen and Hannu Kiviranta and Marjut H Reiman and Jyrki Liesivuori},
  journal={International archives of occupational and environmental health},
  year={1999},
  volume={72 7},
  pages={443-50}
}
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to evaluate workers' exposure to microbes and bacterial endotoxins during the use of metal-working fluids (MWF). METHODS Air and bulk sampling with biomonitoring of workers' serum IgG antibodies were used to estimate the exposure to biological agents at 18 workplaces. The types of emulsified MWF used were synthetic… CONTINUE READING