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Health risks in composting plants: an epidemiological follow-up study

Project number: F 2063 Institution: BGFA - Forschungsinstitut für Arbeitsmedizin der Deutschen Gesetzlichen Unfallversicherung, Institut der Ruhr-Universität Bochum Status: Completed Project


Aim of the epidemiological study is the investigation of the health risk after long persisting exposure to bioaerosols in composting plants. This investigation amends an earlier study (Project F 5184), where a significant degradation of the lung function of compost workers had been detected. After ten years the workers will be re-examined to verify the effectiveness of workplace control measures estabilished in the meantime.


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