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Document ID (ISN)110415
CIS number 09-1270
ISSN - Serial title 1232-1087 - International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Dżaman K., Wojdas A., Rapiejko P., Jurkiewicz D.
Title Taste and smell perception among sewage treatment and landfill workers
Bibliographic information 3rd quarter 2009, Vol.22, No.3, p.227-234. Illus. 29 ref.
Abstract The study investigated the functioning of the taste and smell senses in workers employed at a sewage treatment plant and landfill in Poland. The study population was divided into three groups: sewage workers, landfill workers and laboratory workers. Taste disorders were noted in nearly 20% of subjects in each study group examined before work, and in 50% of sewage workers, 40% of landfill workers and 28% of laboratory workers examined after work. Before work, the smell disorders concerned 32% in the group of sewage workers, 6% of laboratory workers and 22% of landfill workers. After the working hours, these values increased to 40%, 8% and 38%, respectively.
Descriptors (primary) Poland; loss of smell; sewage treatment; waste disposal; loss of taste
Descriptors (secondary) frequency rates; laboratory work
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvincePoland
Subject(s) Environmental pollution
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Waste collection and disposal
Diseases of other sense organs (other than the eye and the ears)