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Main Title Potential health effects from persistent organics in wastewater and sludges used for land application /
Author Majeti, Vimala A.,
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Clark, C. Scott.
CORP Author Cincinnati Univ., OH. Dept. of Environmental Health.;Health Effects Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Health Effects Research Laboratory ;
Year Published 1980
Report Number EPA-600/1-80-025; EPA-R-805445-01
Stock Number PB80-209133
OCLC Number 06889948
Subjects Organic water pollutants--Physiological effect. ; Sewage irrigation--United States. ; Water reuse--United States. ; Waste Disposal, Fluid. ; Water Pollutants--toxicity. ; Water Pollutants, Chemical. ; Water Pollution, Chemical.
Additional Subjects Hazardous wastes ; Organic water pollutants--Physiological effects ; Sewage irrigation--United States ; Water reuse--United States ; Organic wastes ; Ground water ; Industrial wastes ; Public health ; Water quality ; Waste water ; Chemical removal(Water treatment) ; Hazardous materials ; Irrigation ; Water pollution ; Land ; Toxic substances ; Water pollution control ; Health risks
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-1-80-025 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 01/09/2012
EJBD  EPA 600-1-80-025 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/28/2014
ELBD  EPA 600-1-80-025 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 11/14/2003
EMBD  EPA/600/1-80/025 NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 02/03/1995
NTIS  PB80-209133 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation viii, 52 pages : illustrations.
The potential health problems associated with the presence of persistent organic chemicals in wastewater and sludge, when applied to agricultural lands, are reviewed. The type and amounts of organic chemicals present in wastewater and sludge, their fate on land, and available control measures are discussed. The potential health effects of organic chemicals on workers/populations who come in contact with them during wastewater treatment, transportation, and/or application are considered. The review concludes that there is not sufficient information at present to assess the full extent of long-term health risks of exposure to organics in the wastewater treatment plants or at land application sites. Recommendations are made concerning guidelines and further research. Further research is recommended on the uptake of organic chemicals by food crops. Long-term follow-up is also recommended for populations who have had acute short-term exposure to organic chemicals from waste materials.
"May 1980." "Grant No. R805445-01." "Project Officer Herbert R. Pahren, Field Studies Division." "Department of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati Medical Center." Includes bibliographical references (pages 45-51).