|Document ID (ISN)||103725|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1877-7856 - Encyclopédie médico-chirurgicale
|Convention or series no.
||Fascicule 16001 D 30, 2-2004
||Contamination of water in occupational settings
||Contamination des eaux en milieu professionnel [in French]|
||Toxicologie-Pathologie professionnelle, 2nd Quarter 2004, No.143, 10p. 29 ref.
||Water has many different uses in the enterprise. Depending on the source of water, its chemical and bacteriological quality can vary. Microbiological hazards may be bacterial, viral or parasitical. They are characterized by their virulence, their toxicogenesis and their possible resistance to antibiotics. Depending on whether the chemical hazards are carcinogenic or non-carcinogenic, different approaches are used for defining the maximum admissible concentrations for exposed persons. Modes of occupational exposure include ingestion, inhalation of airborne humidity and contact, and involve a wide diversity of occupations including office workers (air conditioning systems), waste water treatment workers, miners and swimming lifeguards. Prevention is based on technical and sanitary measures to ensure that the water is of a good quality, the implementation of suitable technical procedures and epidemiological surveillance.
||carcinogens; occupational diseases; water; contamination; biological hazards; risk factors; toxic substances
||threshold limit values; bacteria; viruses; air conditioner disease; sewage treatment; air conditioning; medical supervision; mining industry; encyclopaedia; office work
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||France|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)