Endotoxin exposure in sewage treatment workers: investigation of exposure variability and comparison of analytical techniques.

@article{Spaan2008EndotoxinEI,
  title={Endotoxin exposure in sewage treatment workers: investigation of exposure variability and comparison of analytical techniques.},
  author={Suzanne Spaan and Lidwien A M Smit and Wijnand Eduard and L. Viktor Larsson and Huib J J M Arts and Inge M. Wouters and Dick J. J. Heederik},
  journal={Annals of agricultural and environmental medicine : AAEM},
  year={2008},
  volume={15 2},
  pages={251-61}
}
INTRODUCTION Objectives were to give an overview of endotoxin exposure and its determinants in sewage treatment workers, and to study exposure to culturable and non-culturable microorganisms and the applicability of the LAL assay in this work environment. MATERIAL AND METHODS In 43 Dutch sewage treatment plants 470 full-shift, 123 task-based personal and 54 stationary inhalable dust samples were collected. Endotoxin concentration was determined with the LAL-assay. Mixed effects models were… CONTINUE READING