Exposure to bacterial aerosols and work-related symptoms in sewage workers

Am J Ind Med. 1994 Jan;25(1):59-63. doi: 10.1002/ajim.4700250116.


Personal exposure to airborne bacteria and symptoms were studied in 24 sewage workers. An association between levels of total bacteria, rod-shaped bacteria, and symptoms, such as tiredness and headache, during and after work was found.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Air Microbiology*
  • Endotoxins
  • Gases
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Occupational Diseases / microbiology*
  • Occupational Exposure*
  • Sewage*


  • Endotoxins
  • Gases
  • Sewage