This news is based on the following article: Traversi D, Gorrasi I, Pignata C, et al. Aerosol exposure and risk assessment for green jobs involved in biomethanization. Environ Int 2018 ; 114 : 202-11. doi : 10.1016/j.envint.2018.02.046
As little is known about their characteristics, the aerosols to which employees of methanization plants are exposed have been examined in five plants in the Italian Piedmont region, three of which receive farm biomass, one organic municipal waste and the last wastewater treatment sludge. Although they cannot be considered representative, several results of this study are particularly useful for risk management planning.