|Document ID (ISN)||59857|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Bresnitz E.A., Roseman J., Becker D., Gracely E.
||Morbidity among municipal waste incinerator workers
||Sep. 1992, Vol.22, No.3, p.363-378. 28 ref.
||Incinerator workers are exposed to many toxic compounds, most notably heavy metals. Medical and exposure monitoring data of an actively employed cohort of Philadelphia incinerator workers were evaluated following an Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry site survey and National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) health hazard evaluation (HHE). Medical analysis was limited to the 86 male workers who participated in the HHE out of the 105 active employees. Although there was some evidence of an increased risk of exposure to products of incinerator waste, the few elevated biological tests could not be related to exposure classification. Additional studies are needed to assess the potential health effects of municipal waste incinerator by-products.
||hypertension; lead; phosphorus; sampling and analysis; incinerators; exposure evaluation; waste disposal; morbidity
||epidemiologic study; dangerous substances
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
Waste collection and disposal
Lead and compounds