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ID (ISN) del documento110317
Número CIS 09-1323
ISSN - Título de la serie 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Año 2007
Número de serie
Autor(es) Lee J.A., Thorne P.S., Reynolds S.J., O'Shaughnessy P.T.
Título Monitoring risks in association with exposure levels among wastewater treatment plant workers
Información bibliográfica Nov. 2007, Vol.49, No.11, p.1235-1248. Illus. 57 ref.
Resumen The objective of this study was to investigate the relationship between exposure to hydrogen sulfide and endotoxins, and health symptoms among wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) workers. The exposure levels for specific tasks were measured by personal monitoring. Data on health symptoms were collected by means of questionnaires. Higher risks of respiratory, ocular and skin irritation, neurological and gastrointestinal symptoms were found among WWTP workers compared with unexposed workers. Tasks related to sludge handling and plant inspection showed statistically significant associations with memory and concentration difficulties, throat irritation and stomach pain.
Descriptores (primarios) sulfuro de hidrógeno; toxinas bacterianas; síntomas; tratamiento de las aguas cloacales; valoración de la exposición; factores de riesgo; inspección; mantenimiento
Descriptores (secundarios) efectos neurotóxicos; muestreo individual; apreciación subjetiva; irritación; enfermedades respiratorias; dosificación en el aire; capacidad de concentración; lodos; encuesta por cuestionario; valoración estadística; enfermedades gastrointestinales
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
País / Estado o ProvinciaEstados Unidos
Tema(s) Polución, problemas de ambiente
Broad subject area(s) Riesgos biológicos
Riesgos químicos
Navegación por categoria(s) Labour inspection
Inorganic sulfur compounds
Inorganic substances
Exposure evaluation