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Document ID (ISN)59857
CIS number 93-518
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 1992
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Bresnitz E.A., Roseman J., Becker D., Gracely E.
Title Morbidity among municipal waste incinerator workers
Bibliographic information Sep. 1992, Vol.22, No.3, p.363-378. 28 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) hypertension; lead; phosphorus; sampling and analysis; incinerators; exposure evaluation; waste disposal; morbidity
Descriptors (secondary) epidemiologic study; dangerous substances
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Cardiovascular diseases
Exposure evaluation
Waste collection and disposal
Lead and compounds
Inorganic substances