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2009-05-25 09:00:00

Scientists in Ohio are reporting a long-awaited advance toward making the workplace safer for more than one million machinists in the United States who may be exposed to disease-causing bacteria in contaminated metalworking fluids. Those fluids become airborne during machining of metal parts. The study appears in the current edition of ACS' monthly Journal of Proteome Research. In the report, Jagjit S. Yadav and colleagues note that a bacterium called Mycobacterium immunogenum (M....


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