Inhalable dust, endotoxins and (1–3)-β-d-glucans as indicators of exposure in waste sorting plant environment

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10146/618162
Title:
Inhalable dust, endotoxins and (1–3)-β-d-glucans as indicators of exposure in waste sorting plant environment
Authors:
Kozajda, Anna ( 0000-0001-5533-9675 ) ; Jeżak, Karolina; Cyprowski, Marcin; Szadkowska-Stańczyk, Irena
Abstract:
The aim of the study was to assess the levels of inhalable dust, endotoxins and (1–3)-b-Dglucans as agents harmful to the respiratory tract of workers of municipal waste sorting plants and interaction between these agents based on the measurements taken in two plants with different processing capacities. The study was conducted in summer season in two waste sorting plants (WSPs) differing in processing capacity. Samples of bioaerosol for inhalable dust (gravimetric method), endotoxins (LAL test in kinetic, chromogenic version) and (1–3)-b-D-glucans (Glucatell test in kinetic version) were collected from 42 sorting workers using individual aspirators with glass fiber filters during the work shift. Average geometric concentrations (geometric standard deviation; min–max) of inhalable dust, endotoxins and (1–3)-b-D-glucans were: WSP1: 1.7 mg m-3 (2.2; 0.6–6.9 mg m-3); 15.9 ng m-3 (2.1; 5.4–78.9 ng m-3), 55.1 ng m-3 (1.8; 20.7–188.6 ng m-3) and WSP2: 0.8 mg m-3 (2.2; 0.2–3.8 mg m-3), 9.8 ng m-3 (2.4; 1.6–29.7 ng m-3), 45.0 ng m-3 (3.2, 5.7–212.9 ng m-3), espectively. A significantly higher concentration of inhalable dust was recorded in WSP1 with bigger processing capacity compared to WSP2 (less processing capacity). Significant (p\0.05) and very high correlations (Spearman rank R[0.7) were found between the concentrations of all analyzed harmful agents. Processing capacity of waste sorting plants differentially affects the concentrations of inhalable dust, whereas concentrations of endotoxins and glucans are less clearly affected. This suggests that relative concentrations of endotoxin and glucan are depending on the waste sorting capacity.
Affiliation:
Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, Łódź, Poland
Citation:
Aerobiologia 2017
Journal:
Aerobiologia
Issue Date:
26-May-2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10146/618162
DOI:
10.1007/s10453-017-9484-4
Additional Links:
http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s10453-017-9484-4
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0393-5965; 1573-3025
Sponsors:
The project was financed with a grant for statutory activity of The Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine from the subsidy No. IMP 3.6/2007 ‘‘Identification of biological hazards in workers of waste sorting plant.’’ and No. IMP 3.5/2008 ‘‘Indicators of exposure to fungi (glucans, ergosterol) in the work environment of the municipal waste sorting plant.’’
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dc.contributor.authorKozajda, Annaen
dc.contributor.authorJeżak, Karolinaen
dc.contributor.authorCyprowski, Marcinen
dc.contributor.authorSzadkowska-Stańczyk, Irenaen
dc.date.accessioned2017-10-19T13:21:55Z-
dc.date.available2017-10-19T13:21:55Z-
dc.date.issued2017-05-26-
dc.identifier.citationAerobiologia 2017en
dc.identifier.issn0393-5965-
dc.identifier.issn1573-3025-
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s10453-017-9484-4-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10146/618162-
dc.description.abstractThe aim of the study was to assess the levels of inhalable dust, endotoxins and (1–3)-b-Dglucans as agents harmful to the respiratory tract of workers of municipal waste sorting plants and interaction between these agents based on the measurements taken in two plants with different processing capacities. The study was conducted in summer season in two waste sorting plants (WSPs) differing in processing capacity. Samples of bioaerosol for inhalable dust (gravimetric method), endotoxins (LAL test in kinetic, chromogenic version) and (1–3)-b-D-glucans (Glucatell test in kinetic version) were collected from 42 sorting workers using individual aspirators with glass fiber filters during the work shift. Average geometric concentrations (geometric standard deviation; min–max) of inhalable dust, endotoxins and (1–3)-b-D-glucans were: WSP1: 1.7 mg m-3 (2.2; 0.6–6.9 mg m-3); 15.9 ng m-3 (2.1; 5.4–78.9 ng m-3), 55.1 ng m-3 (1.8; 20.7–188.6 ng m-3) and WSP2: 0.8 mg m-3 (2.2; 0.2–3.8 mg m-3), 9.8 ng m-3 (2.4; 1.6–29.7 ng m-3), 45.0 ng m-3 (3.2, 5.7–212.9 ng m-3), espectively. A significantly higher concentration of inhalable dust was recorded in WSP1 with bigger processing capacity compared to WSP2 (less processing capacity). Significant (p\0.05) and very high correlations (Spearman rank R[0.7) were found between the concentrations of all analyzed harmful agents. Processing capacity of waste sorting plants differentially affects the concentrations of inhalable dust, whereas concentrations of endotoxins and glucans are less clearly affected. This suggests that relative concentrations of endotoxin and glucan are depending on the waste sorting capacity.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThe project was financed with a grant for statutory activity of The Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine from the subsidy No. IMP 3.6/2007 ‘‘Identification of biological hazards in workers of waste sorting plant.’’ and No. IMP 3.5/2008 ‘‘Indicators of exposure to fungi (glucans, ergosterol) in the work environment of the municipal waste sorting plant.’’en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://link.springer.com/10.1007/s10453-017-9484-4en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Aerobiologiaen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/*
dc.subjectoccupational exposure assessmenten
dc.subjectaerosolsen
dc.subjectbioaerosolsen
dc.subjectwaste recyclingen
dc.subjectLPSen
dc.titleInhalable dust, endotoxins and (1–3)-β-d-glucans as indicators of exposure in waste sorting plant environmenten
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentNofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, Łódź, Polanden
dc.identifier.journalAerobiologiaen
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