I'm concerned about the health effects of the substances bike mechanics are exposed to in the workshop.
The skin on your hands is exposed to oil and synthetic lubricants half the day, some have additives such as teflon. You spray aerosols such as disc brake cleaner which is so powerful it melts plastic - and inevitably breath it in too. Why about the orderless stuff you are unaware of breathing in? The use of compressed air will vaporise liquids into particle in the air which you breath and go in your eyes too. Grinding parts creates metallic dust particles, and the heat created causes coating such as paint and plastic to burn off and release toxic smoke particles into the air.
We cannot rely on employers or product companies to look out for our health.
Does anyone have any specific information on what is really hazardous to our health? Anyone got long term health problems associate with this type of work?
PLEASE DO NOT REPLY WITH OPINIONS. I want this to be a discussion and sharing of FACTS ONLY.