Jean Bontoux

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Wastewater reuse raises the question of health risk and the epidemiological surveys needed. An epidemiological and environmental approach was used to check the security for the exposed populations (surrounding and agricultural population in Clermont-Ferrand. Four information systems were set up: two sentinel systems joining general physicians (15) and(More)
A retrospective study was planned in the Hérault (Mediterranean) region of France where bladder cancer mortality and incidence rates are high. In the present paper, variations in bladder cancer risk according to various smoking-related variables, in particular time of exposure and type of tobacco, are examined. This case-control study with 219 male incident(More)
A network of 63 stations was used on four occasions (June 1986, October 1986, February 1987, and May 1987) to study the spatio-temporal distribution of inorganic nutrients in Thau Lagoon (‘l'étang de Thau’), which covers 7500 hectares on the French Mediterranean coast. Three environmental factors, revealed by multiple regression models, govern the(More)
In the Mediterranean region of France where bladder cancer mortality and incidence are high, a case-control study with 219 male incident cases and 794 randomized, male population-controls was carried out in 1987–89 to investigate bladder cancer risk factors and more specifically, regional factors. A stepwise logistic regression was applied to the data. This(More)
Caging field experiments were conducted on young European eel (Anguilla anguilla) and on rainbow trout (Onchorynchus mykiss) for the determination of a biomonitoring protocol of freshwater streams. Hepatic monooxygenase and conjugation enzyme activities were measured as biomarkers of exposure to some organic pollutants. Laboratory studies were performed to(More)
A study was conducted to evaluate the removal efficiency for Giardia sp. cysts of a number of wastewater treatment plants in France. Of these, five were activated sludge systems, three were trickling filters and three were waste stabilisation pond systems. In addition, the effect upon cyst removal of disinfecting effluents prior to discharge into controlled(More)
Aquatic biota in the Rhone River downstream of the Marcoule nuclear complex in France are exposed to natural sources of radiation and to radioactivity released from the Marcoule complex. A simple conservative screening level model was used to estimate the range of concentrations in aquatic media (water, sediments, and aquatic organisms) of both artificial(More)
A retrospective study was planned in the Hérault (Mediterranean) region of France where bladder cancer mortality and incidence rates are high. In the present paper, variations in bladder cancer risk according to various smoking-related variables, in particular time of exposure and type of tobacco, are examined. This case-control study with 219 male incident(More)
This article concerns seasonal variations in the phosphate concentrations in two coastal lagoons near Montpellier (Mediterranean coast, France). The o-P concentration in the overlying water is highest during summer. The role of the sediment, particularly that of the different P fractions in the sediment, is discussed. Significant variations, especially in(More)