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Document ID (ISN)109673
CIS number 09-633
ISSN - Serial title 0007-9936 - Cahiers de médecine interprofessionnelle
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Codron R., Alcouffe J., Rosenberg N., Andrieu F., Cretté A., Hess C., Le Boedec C., Montéléon P.Y.
Title Exploratory survey on "atmospheric pollutants" in a water treatment and supply enterprise
Original title Enquête exploratoire "polluants atmosphériques" dans une entreprise de traitement et de distribution de l'eau [in French]
Bibliographic information 2008, Vol.48, No.3, p.249-258. 10 ref.
Abstract The aim of this study was to compare clinical respiratory criteria among workers of a water treatment plant potentially exposed to hydrogen sulfide, gaseous chlorine, ozone or sulfur dioxide from bisulfites with those of workers considered to be occupationally unexposed. Data were collected by means of anonymous questionnaires and respiratory function tests. Among the 199 subjects, 29 reported having been accidentally exposed to hydrogen sulfide, 41 to gaseous chlorine, 15 to ozone and three to bisulfites; 34 declared one or two accidental exposures and 34 to more than two. No associations were found between potential exposures to the four atmospheric pollutants studied and clinical criteria and respiratory function, except for the sensation of burning nose. Other findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) water treatment; France; atmospheric pollution; exposure evaluation; pulmonary function
Descriptors (secondary) chlorine; subjective assessment; hydrogen sulfide; ozone; sulfur dioxide; questionnaire survey; respiratory function tests; bisulfites; symptoms
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Exposure evaluation
Environmental pollution
Air pollution