|Document ID (ISN)||74008|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Ivens U.I., Ebbeh°j N., Poulsen O.M., Skov T.
||Season, equipment and job function related to gastrointestinal problems in waste collectors
||Dec. 1997, Vol.54, No.12, p.861-867. 26 ref.
||In a questionnaire-based study, waste collectors reported more gastrointestinal symptoms than did a control group of municipal workers. Workers collecting organic, residual and mixed household waste fractions reported more nausea than the non-exposed waste collectors. Loaders reported most nausea. The prevalence of nausea was highest in the summer followed by autumn and winter. Diarrhoea occurred most among workers collecting mixed household waste or working either as front runner or loader. The prevalence of diarrhoea was highest in the summer among those exposed to organic, residual and mixed household waste. Workers stated that the gastrointestinal symptoms were related to the smell of rotten waste. This may support the hypothesis that microbial compounds were the causal agents. Topics: diarrhoea; gastric disorders; job-exposure relation; microorganisms; questionnaire survey; refuse collection; seasonal variation; subjective assessment; summer.
||seasonal variation; gastric disorders; refuse collection
||summer; subjective assessment; job-exposure relation; diarrhoea; questionnaire survey; microorganisms
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Denmark|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Waste collection and disposal