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Main Title Evaluation of the health risks associated with the treatment and disposal of municipal wastewater and sludge /
Author Clark, C. S. ; Bjornson, H. S. ; Holland, J. W. ; Elia, V. J. ; Majeti, V. A.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Clark, C. Scott.
CORP Author Cincinnati Univ., OH.;Health Effects Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Research and Development, Health Effects Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1981
Report Number EPA/600/1-80/030; EPA-R-805445
Stock Number PB81-175945
Subjects Sewage--Microbiology ; Sewage disposal plants--Employees--Diseases and hygiene ; Hazardous wastes--Environmental aspects ; Refuse and refuse disposal--Environmental aspects ; Sewage--Environmental aspects ; Sewage disposal in the ground--Environmental aspects ; Waste disposal--Environmental aspects
Additional Subjects Industrial medicine ; Refuse disposal ; Hazardous materials ; Fungi ; Composts ; Exposure ; Evaluation ; Humans ; Serology ; Pesticides ; Viruses ; Bacteria ; Aerosols ; Epidemiology ; Environmental health ; Municipal wastes ; Health risks ; Sewage sludge ; Occupational safety and health ; Aspergillus fumigatus ; Monitoring ; Air sampling
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB81-175945 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 252 pages ; 28 cm
In this study, started in 1977, clinical and serologic evaluations of workers involved in composting of wastewater treatment plant sludge by the aerated pile method was initiated to evaluate the potential health effects of exposure to Aspergillus fumigatus and other viable and nonviable components of sludge. A health study consisting of analysis of blood specimens for liver and kidney function parameters, determination of serum and urine bile acid concentrations, physical examinations, interviews, and air and water monitoring was conducted of residents exposed to carbon tetrachloride and other toxic chemicals in drinking water as a result of contamination of domestic wells by a nearby hazardous waste dump. A study was undertaken to determine if evidence of exposure to hexachlorocyclopentadiene (HEX), hexachlorobicycloheptadiene (HEX-BCH), heptachlorobicycloheptane, and chlordene could be detected by urine analysis of workers exposed to chlorinated insecticide substances discharged to the sewer by a pesticide formulator. In order to assess the potential for health risks associated with the spray irrigation of wastewater, a clinical and virus serologic evaluation of workers and wastewater and air monitoring for viruses, pathogenic bacteria, and volatile organic chemicals was conducted. A field ecosystem study was carried out to evaluate the effects of land application of heat dried municipal wastewater treatment plant sludge (Milorganite) on vegetation, insects and meadow voles. The potential health effects associated with sludge incineration and pyrolysis are also presented.
Caption title. "March 1981." "EPA-600/1-81-030." Microfiche.