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Main Title Enteric Parasites in Workers Occupationally Exposed to Sewage.
Author Clark, C. S. ; Linnemann, Jr., C. C. ; Clark, J. G. ; Gartside, P. S. ;
CORP Author Cincinnati Univ. Medical Center, OH. Inst. of Environmental Health.;Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA-R-803643; EPA/600/J-84/098;
Stock Number PB84-243971
Additional Subjects Environmental surveys ; Industrial medicine ; Sewers ; Highways ; Parasitic diseases ; Exposure ; Toxicity ; Inspection ; Hazardous materials ; Urban areas ; Infectious diseases ; Water pollution ; Street cleaning ; Toxic substances ; Occupational safety and health ; Midwestern Region(United States)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB84-243971 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
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To determine if parasitic infections occur more frequently among workers exposed to wastewater than among controls, parasitologic examinations were performed on stool specimens collected over a 12-month period from sewer and highway maintenance workers. Three of 56 sewer maintenance workers (5.4%) had at least one positive specimen compared with 10 of 69 highway workers engaged in street cleaning. Contrary to studies conducted outside the United States, the present study does not indicate that parasitic infections occur more frequently among sewer workers than among controls in the urban midwestern United States. The results of this study indicate that there may be a risk of parasitic infections among street cleaners.