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Environnement, Risques & Santé


Bioaérosols de compostage industriel : quels risques pour la santé ? Volume 18, issue 4, July-August 2019



This news is based on the following article: Robertson S, Douglas P, Jarvis D, Marczylo E. Bioaerosol exposure from composting facilities and health outcomes in workers and in the community: a systematic review update. Int J Hyg Environ Health 2019 ; 222(3) : 364-86. doi : 10.1016/j.ijheh.2019.02.006


This review of the recent literature intended to assess the risks of exposure to composting bioaerosols among facility employees and nearby residents has proved inconclusive. Current knowledge provides no clear evidence of any respiratory toxicity of these bioaerosols.