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Main Title Assessment of disease rates among sewer workers in Copenhagen, Denmark / Herbert R. Pahren.
Author Dean, R. B.
CORP Author LunDean Environmental Co., Cincinnati, Ohio.;Health Effects Research Lab., Cincinnati, Ohio.
Publisher Health Effects Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA-600/1-78-007
Stock Number PB 279 082
OCLC Number 05854427
Subjects Occupational diseases ; Industrial safety ; Hazardous substances
Additional Subjects Industrial medicine ; Personnel ; Denmark ; Assessments ; Sewers ; Mortality ; Occupational diseases ; Morbidity ; Epidemiology ; Gastrointestinal diseases ; Health statistics ; Gamma globulin ; Odors ; Infectious diseases ; Environmental health ; Copenhagen(Denmark) ; Occupational safety and health ; Sewage industry
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD  EPA 600-1-78-007 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 06/09/2014
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-1-78-007 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD  EPA 600-1-78-007 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 03/12/2004
NTIS  PB-279 082 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation v, 11 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Sewer workers in Copenhagen, Denmark, have a higher death rate than the comparable male population. An alarmingly high proportion of the deaths occur within the year that employment terminates. Attempts to correlate the statistics with sick leave records or chemicals in the environment have so far not been successful. Sewer workers experience a high rate of gastro-intestinal tract disorders which they associate with chemical odors and infectious agents. They have elevated levels of gamma globulins. Analytical work has not yet identified any agents that might be responsible for the observed death rates or the gastro-intestinal problems. Biological examinations of stool specimens have not been made.
EPA-600/1-78-007. Contract no. CA-7-2761-A. Includes bibliographical references (p. 10).