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Main Title Prospective Epidemiological Study of Health Risks Associated with Wastewater Utilization in Agriculture (Journal Version).
Author Fattal, B. ; Yekutiel, P. ; Wax, Y. ; Shuval, H. I. ;
CORP Author Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem (Israel).;Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher c1987
Year Published 1987
Report Number EPA-R-806416; EPA/600/J-86/477;
Stock Number PB89-106868
Additional Subjects Waste water ; Agricultural engineering ; Risk ; Epidemiology ; Safety ; Morbidity ; Jerusalem ; Farms ; Communities ; Foreign technology ; Risk assessment ; Waste water reuse ; Waste utilization
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB89-106868 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 03/14/1989
Collation 12p
A prospective epidemiological morbidity and serology study was carried out in Israel in 1980/82 on the association between enteric disease incidence and wastewater utilization in 29 kibbutzim. Analysis of morbidity data indicate that no significant excess of enteric disease episode rates was found in any age group, or in any occupational group, in kibbutzim exposed to wastewater aerosols, versus kibbutzim using wastewater. Results of viral antibodies in blood sera of a subsample of the population generally confirmed the findings of the morbidity study. Of 8 enterovirsuses tested no excess in antibody level was found in the population, exposed to aerosolized wastewater versus the control kibbutzim. No differences were found between wastewater-contact and clean water-contact workers. In field studies, aerosolized enteric bacteria and viruses of wastewater origin were detected in air samples as far as 730 m downwind of wastewater sprinkler irrigated plots. (Copyright (c) IAWPRC 1987.)