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Main Title Feasibility for Performing a Risk Assessment on Pathogens.
Author Fradkin, L. ; Lutkenhoff, S. ; Stara, J. ; Lomnitz, E. ; Cornaby, B. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Environmental Criteria and Assessment Office. ;Battelle Columbus Labs., OH.
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA/600/J-85/526;
Stock Number PB88-195995
Additional Subjects Disease vectors ; Sludge disposal ; Municipalities ; Risk ; Assessments ; Feasibility ; Humans ; Exposure ; Public health ; Reprints ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB88-195995 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 8p
The paper evaluates the practicality of formulating guidelines to assess the risk associated with exposure to pathogens in sludge. Risk assessment may be used to determine the likelihood that an environmental agent may cause human disease (that is, potential to cause human cancer or toxicity). On the assumption that the agent causes a particular disease, given current and projected exposure levels, a quantitative evaluation can be made on the magnitude of the likely impact of the agent on public health. In the study, the feasibility of performing a microbiological risk assessment for pathogens in municipal wastewater sludge by various disposal options was evaluated.