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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Biological Risks Associated with the Composting of Wastewater Treatment Plant Sludge.
Author Clark, C. S. ; Bjorson, H. S. ; Fulton, J. S. ; Holland, J. W. ; Gartside, P. S. ;
CORP Author Cincinnati Univ. Medical Center, OH. Inst. of Environmental Health.;Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 1983
Report Number EPA-CR-807357; EPA-600/D-83-052;
Stock Number PB83-219832
Additional Subjects Sludge disposal ; Sewage treatment ; Industrial hygiene ; Microorganisms ; Risk ; High temperature tests ; Epidemiology ; Exposure ; Aeration ; Bacteria ; Fungi ; Lipopolysaccharides ; Immunology ; Composting ; Health risks ; Environmental health ; Aspergillus fumigatus ; Lipopolysaccharide ; Occupational safety and health
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB83-219832 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 19p
Personnel employed at wastewater treatment plant sludge composting operations are exposed to a variety of viable gram-negative bacteria, and fungi as well as microbial products such as endotoxin (lipopolysaccharide (LPS)) in their work environment. This investigation was designed to evaluate by clinical, microbiological and immunological methods the health effects related to exposure to these nonviable substances and viable microorganisms present in dust arising from the composting of sludge. The study was conducted during 1979-81 at sewage sludge composting facilities in Camden (NJ), Philadelphia (PA), Beltsville (MD) and Washington (D.C.).