Solving solvent hazards

June 1, 2011
Solving solvent hazards
Even with today’s knowledge and understanding of toxic compounds in the workplace, thousands of industrial workers are needlessly exposed to them daily. The clinical evidence is alarming and well-documented: prolonged exposure to solvents has a direct impact on worker health. Short term exposure can cause drowsiness, dizziness and headaches, skin rashes and even burns, reducing a worker’s productivity. Long-term exposure can affect cognitive function, and has the potential to damage internal organs and interfere with human reproductive function, according to government studies. Bio-Circle parts washer from Walter Surface Technologies is being offered as an alternative to the highly flammable and toxic solvents, which are considered as a workplace safety hazard, the company says. The Bio-Circle parts cleaning system uses bioremediation, a natural process where microscopic organisms “digest” oils and greases and convert them into water and carbon dioxide. Industrial workers who use Bio-Circle no longer have to worry about their health, and employers enjoy lower operational costs. Bio-Circle is already used by thousands of workers worldwide in a wide range of industries, the company said.
www.biocircle.com

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