|Document ID (ISN)||74364|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0355-3140 - Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
|Convention or series no.
||Ivens U.I., Breum N.O., Ebbeh°j N., Nielsen B.H., Poulsen O.M., WŘrtz H.
||Exposure-response relationship between gastrointestinal problems among waste collectors and bioaerosol exposure
||June 1999, Vol.25, No.3, p.238-245. 40 ref.
||The relationship between gastrointestinal problems and exposure to bioaerosols among waste collectors was investigated using a job-exposure matrix constructed from a combination of questionnaire data (concerning 1,747 waste collectors and 1,111 controls), and field measurements (189 personal samples measuring viable fungi, total count of of fungal spores, microorganisms and endotoxins). Results show that high exposure to endotoxins was associated with nausea, and the risk of reporting nausea decreased with decreasing exposure. High exposure to endotoxins was also associated with reports of diarrhoea, and the risk of reporting diarrhoea decreased with decreasing exposure. The same pattern existed for exposure to fungi, and reported diarrhoea.
||refuse collection; garbage collectors and related labourers; biological hazards; gastrointestinal diseases
||microorganisms; bacterial toxins; dose-response relationship; diarrhoea; questionnaire survey; fungi
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Denmark|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Waste collection and disposal