[Operations involving the seabed: possible health implications].

  title={[Operations involving the seabed: possible health implications].},
  author={Giancarlo Donati and Stefania De Angelis},
  journal={Annali dell'Istituto superiore di sanita},
  volume={39 1},
Some activities on marine sediments, such as escavation of the bottom, search for hydrocarbons, deposit of sands on beaches, and harbour dredging or works are considered. These activities may cause the release of pathogens or chemical contaminants in waters used for recreational, rearing or fishery activities, so representing a threat to human health.