|Document ID (ISN)||102532|
|Convention or series no.
||HSE Research Report RR 130
||Swan J.R.M., Kelsey A., Crook B., Gilbert E.J.
Health and Safety Executive
||Occupational and environmental exposure to bioaerosols from composts and potential health effects - A critical review of published data
||HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2003. viii, 106p. Illus. 214 ref. Price: GBP 20.00.
||03-1919.pdf [in English]
http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr130.pdf [in English]
||The primary objective of this study was to critically review published literature related to airborne microorganisms or their constituent parts (bioaerosols) associated with organic waste composting facilities, and to establish whether there is a risk to worker health from the inhalation of these bioaerosols. The review aimed to identify the personnel at risk on compost sites, identify the circumstances, which increased the risk and indicate suitable control measures to limit the risk. A further aspect consisted of evaluating whether the airborne dispersal of bioaerosols from compost facilities could affect neighbouring facilities or residents, leading to health concerns. The review also looked at evidence of bioaerosol dissemination from sites, potential exposures and reported ill health.
||compost; United Kingdom; microorganisms; risk factors; waste disposal; health hazards; biological hazards; aerosols
||literature survey; report; bacteria; determination in air; fungi; exposure evaluation; neighbourhood protection; bacterial toxins
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Waste collection and disposal