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Safer Metalworking Fluids

Publication number Date Published
23-04-015August 2023
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Author(s) Washington State Department of Ecology
Description We asked over 100 machine shops what metalworking fluids (MWFs) they use. We worked with their manufacturers to sort the MWFs by toxicity and their disposal requirements to create a list of safer alternatives. Chlorinated paraffins, some biocides, and additives in MWFs are toxic. See publication 21-04-041, Metalworking Fluid Selection by Score, to choose a safer alternative.
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Keywords metal working fluid, safer alternatives, chlorinated paraffins, machine shop, MWFs, Safer Products for Washington, biocides, Safer Products

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