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Occupational exposure to organic dust associated with municipal waste collection and management.
Air samples collected in the workers' breathing zone showed that workers found themselves in good or very good health, and Gram-negative rods (primarily intestinal) were found in all samples collected at workposts, which justified the adoption of the air concentrations of endotoxins as a criterion for assessing their hygienic conditions. Expand
[Characteristics of jobs and workers employed in municipal waste collection and disposal by the city of Lodz].
The analysis of characteristics revealed that among job-related burdens reported by the workers the following were found most noxious: repugnant odour, high dust concentrations, required physical effort and changing atmospheric conditions. Expand
[Harmful agents in municipal wastewater treatment plants].
The most frequent disorders reported by the wastewater--treatment workers comprise respiratory and gastrointestinal infections, ocular and dermal irritations, headache and discomfort. Expand
Health complaints from workplace exposure to bioaerosols: a questionnaire study in sewage workers.
The findings revealed that among the complaints, muscle and joint ache was reported most frequently, while among the symptom clusters, the flu-like symptoms prevailed, and were least often found in SST workers. Expand
[Assessment of exposure to bioaerosols in workplace ambient air during municipal waste collection and disposal].
The assessment of the exposure to bioaerosols among workers engaged in the collection and disposal of municipal waste is presented and it is stated that waste collectors and composting plant workers were employed in conditions of poor hygiene. Expand
[Exposure assessment to harmful agents in workplaces in sewage plant workers].
The study proved that the exposure varied and depended on the stage of sewage treatment, and the sewage sludge treatment process was characterized by the highest emission of bioaerosols. Expand
Retention of vinyl chloride in the human lung.
Experiments with volunteers showed that 42% of an inhaled dose of vinyl chloride is retained in the lungs. This value is independent of the concentration of vinyl chloride in the air. Elimination ofExpand
[Determination of vinyl chloride in the air by the gas chromatography method].
The purpose of the paper was to work out a gas chromatographic method for determination of vinyl chloride in the air at work places in the chemical plants and no essential difference in values of desorption coefficient has been observed. Expand
Comparison of methods for determination of desorption efficiencies.
The method, in which standard solutions of determined compounds in CS2 are injected onto charcoal, is recommended to all laboratories dealing with air analysis as it is simpler than the dynamic method. Expand
[Hazardous health effects in communal waste collection and disposal workers].
A review of the current literature concerning health impact of communal waste in people occupationally involved in waste collection and disposal in Poland indicates that the main hazards for workers collecting and disposing communal wastes comprise organic dust with adsorbed micro-organisms, endotoxins, and numerous organic and inorganic chemicals. Expand