||Health implications of sewage treatment facilities /
Johnson, Donald E. ;
Johnson, D. E. ;
Camann, D. E. ;
Register, J. W. ;
Prevost, R. J. ;
Tillery., J. B.
||Southwest Research Institute.; Southwest Research Inst., San Antonio, Tex.; Health Effects Research Lab., Cincinnati, Ohio.
|| Health Effects Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Available through the National Technical Information Service.
||EPA-600/1-78-032; EPA-68-02-1746; PB284262
||PB 284 262
Sewage disposal plants--Environmental aspects--United States. ;
Public health. ;
Environmental health. ;
Aerosols--adverse effects. ;
Environmental Pollutants. ;
Health Surveys. ;
Aerosols--adverse effects--United States. ;
Environmental Pollutants--United States. ;
Health Surveys--United States. ;
Public health ;
Biological aerosols ;
Sewage treatment ;
Site surveys ;
Environmental surveys ;
Environmental health ;
Sewage treatment plants ;
||Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC
||Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy.
||xv, 361 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm..
An epidemiology study which included environmental samples and clinical specimens within a three mile radius of a new sewage treatment plant near Chicago, Illinois was carried out. Evaluations were made before and after plant start-up to determine if operations resulted in any adverse health effect to neighborhood populations. Although aerosols from the aeration basins contained microorganisms, densities of these organisms in neighboring residential area were at background levels. Antibody titers and attempted isolations of pathogenic bacteria, viruses and parasites yielded no evidence of significant public health effects resulting from plant operations.
May 1978. Report submitted in fulfillment of Contract no. 68-02-1746 by Southwest Research Institute under the sponsorship of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.