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  • EPIDEMIOLOGICAL STUDIES OF RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH THE AGRICULTURAL USE OF SEWAGE SLUDGE - KNOWLEDGE AND NEEDS. PROCEEDINGS OF A SEMINAR HELD AT METZ (F) ON MAY 21-23, 1985.

Abstract

Working Party 3 of the COST Concerted Action Project 681 organized a workshop at Metz, France, on 21-23 May 1985, to discuss the hygiene risks associated with the use of sewage sludge on agricultural land. This workshop brought together a multidisciplinary group of 39 scientists from 12 countries with a wide range of expertise in problems of sludge hygiene. The objectives were to examine available epidemiological studies and case reports, particularly from a methodological point of view, and to consider the risks associated with sewage sludge in the overall epidemiology of certain infectious diseases. Recommendations were made on epidemiological studies which ought to be carried out in the future. Currently available knowledge was presented in review papers and subsequently examined in panel discussions which set out to answer questions on future research needs. The panel discussions were organized in parallel on four themes: bacteria, parasites, viruses and occupational hazards.

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Authors: BLOCK J C CENTRE DES SCIENCES DE L'ENVIRONNEMENT, METZ (FRANCE) HAVELAAR A H RIJKSINSTITUUT VOOR DE VOLKSGEZONDHEID EN MILIEUHYGIENE, BILTHOVEN (THE NETHERLANDS) L'HERMITE P CEC BRUXELLES (BELGIUM) , CENTRE DES SCIENCES DE L'ENVIRONNEMENT, METZ (FRANCE);RIJKSINSTITUUT VOOR DE VOLKSGEZONDHEID EN MILIEUHYGIENE, BILTHOVEN (THE NETHERLANDS);CEC BRUXELLES (BELGIUM)
Bibliographic Reference: BOOK: 168 P., 1986, ISBN 1-85166-035-6 WRITE TO ELSEVIER APPLIED SCIENCE PUBLISHERS LTD., CROWN HOUSE, LINTON ROAD, BARKING, ESSEX IG11 8JU (UK), PRICE: # 22
Record Number: 1989124134600 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
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