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Document ID (ISN)42216
CIS number 84-1337
ISSN - Serial title 0007-1072 - British Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 1983
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Lundholm M., Rylander R.
Title Work related symptoms among sewage workers
Bibliographic information Aug. 1983, Vol.40, No.3, p.325-329. 25 ref.
Abstract 199 workers at 6 sewage plants and 41 at 3 drinking water plants (controls) were questioned about symptoms and examined for serum immunoglobulin concentrations, white blood cell counts and fibrinogen degradation product (FDP) concentrations in the urine, and the number of airborne Gram-negative rods were determined. A significantly higher number of sewage workers reported skin disorders, diarrhoea, and other gastrointestinal symptoms. Haematological findings showed no significant differences. Among non-smokers a higher proportion of sewage workers had increased fibrinogen degradation product levels in the urine.
Descriptors (primary) pathogenic bacteria; sewage treatment; biological hazards
Descriptors (secondary) smoking; diarrhoea; comparative study; gastrointestinal diseases; haematological changes; skin diseases
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Biological hazards