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ID (ISN) del documento59857
Número CIS 93-518
ISSN - Título de la serie 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Año 1992
Número de serie
Autor(es) Bresnitz E.A., Roseman J., Becker D., Gracely E.
Título Morbidity among municipal waste incinerator workers
Información bibliográfica Sep. 1992, Vol.22, No.3, p.363-378. 28 ref.
Resumen 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.
Descriptores (primarios) hipertensión; plomo; fosforo; toma de muestras y análisis; hornos de incineración; valoración de la exposición; eliminación de desechos; morbilidad
Descriptores (secundarios) encuesta epidemiológica; substancias peligrosas
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
País / Estado o ProvinciaEstados Unidos
Tema(s) Cemercio, servicios, oficinas
Broad subject area(s) Industrias y ocupaciones
Navegación por categoria(s) Cardiovascular diseases
Exposure evaluation
Waste collection and disposal
Lead and compounds
Inorganic substances