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Document ID (ISN)67551
CIS number 96-1882
ISSN - Serial title 0392-2510 - Biologi Italiani
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Magni S., Malacarne M., Vismara R.
Title Biological risk in sewage treatment plants
Original title Il rischio biologico negli impianti di depurazione [in Italian]
Bibliographic information May 1996, Vol.26, No.5, p.46-52. 27 ref.
Internet access 96-1882.pdf [in Italian]
Abstract Biological risks for waste-water treatment plant workers are discussed, with particular reference to the Italian situation compared with that existing in some other countries (Sweden, Denmark, USA, Canada, Romania). The relevant provisions of Italian decree D.L. 626/94 (see CIS 96-1531) are also commented on. Two levels of evaluation are emphasized: risk of exposure and risk of infection. It is recommended that epidemiological aspects be also analyzed together with systematic monitoring procedures of the main ways of infection: contact, ingestion and inhalation. Studies concerning hepatitis A and microbial contamination by aerosols are also reviewed.
Descriptors (primary) Italy; infectious hepatitis; work in sewers; biological hazards; sewage treatment; aerosols
Descriptors (secondary) Romania; Sweden; Canada; comment on law; Denmark; infectious diseases; USA
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceItaly
Subject(s) Dust, aerosols and related diseases
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Liver diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)
Confined spaces
Biological hazards
Bacterial and parasitic diseases