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Document ID (ISN)41740
CIS number 84-711
Year 1983
Convention or series no. ASF 1983:2
Title Microorganisms as a problem in the workplace - Present situation and directions for research
Original title Mikroorganismer som arbetsmilj÷problem - Lńgebeskrivning och analys av FoU-behov [in Swedish]
Bibliographic information Arbetarskyddsfonden, Box 1122, 111 81 Stockholm, Sweden, Nov. 1983. 87p. Illus. Bibl.
Abstract Contents of this report: a survey of microorganisms (bacteria, algae, molds, lichens, protozoa, viruses), their activities, their modes of life and reproduction, and the workplaces where they pose health problems (alphabetic list of various occupations and tasks); physiological effects (the body's defense mechanisms, especially the immune system, allergic reactions, cytological reactions, symptoms, allergic alveolitis, reactions to toxins; prevention and therapy; areas where research is needed); qualitative and quantitative methods of analysis (determination of live and dead microorganisms in the air); antimicrobial measures; necessity of worker education; bibliography; definitions. In an appendix: research projects of the Swedish Worker Protection Fund.
Descriptors (primary) spores; moulds; biological hazards; pathogenic bacteria; microorganisms
Descriptors (secondary) Sweden; applied research; report; algae; viruses; protozoa; allergies; toxic substances; health engineering; cytotoxic effects; immunology; sampling and analysis; determination in air; round-up; information of personnel; extrinsic allergic alveolitis
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Biological hazards