|Document ID (ISN)||58565|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0339-6517 - Documents pour le médecin du travail
|Convention or series no.
||Fiche médico-technique No.34
||Altmeyer N., Abadia G., Schmitt S., Leprince A.
||Microbiological risks and work in waste water purification plants
||Risques microbiologiques et travail dans les stations d'épuration des eaux usées [in French]|
||4th Quarter 1990, No.44, p.373-388. Illus. 100 ref.
||The risk of infection with work in water purification plants (biological treatment) is the subject of numerous investigations. While the theoretical risk may be disturbing, the actual risk may be less clear, as shown by this literature survey, based on observations made by a group of industrial physicians. The principles of waste water treatment are first explained, followed by a description of the microbiological risks in biological-treatment purification plants: theoretical risks, routes of contamination, actual risks (digestive, respiratory and skin diseases, leptospirosis, sewer workers' syndrome). A summary of the data collected is presented, along with preventive measures concerning all types of risks found in purification plants. An annex shows a medical follow-up sheet.
||water treatment; France; microorganisms; sewage treatment; water and sanitation services; biological hazards; sewage
||falls of persons; work in sewers; respiratory system; digestive system; noise; bacteria; viruses; fungi; fire, explosions; leptospirosis; toxic substances; sludge; skin; data sheet; corrosive substances
||F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
|Country / State or Province||France|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Water and sanitation services
Bacterial and parasitic diseases