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Occupational health problems associated with increased recycling of household waste
 
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Danish Working Environment Service, Copenhagen, Denmark
 
Ann Agric Environ Med. 1997;4(1):7–9
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Since the mid-eighties, Denmark has experienced many and serious working environment problems related to recycling activities. The many activities initiated in order to increase the level of recycling in Denmark, especially on household waste, proved to have many adverse effects on the health of workers collecting and sorting the waste. The problems derive primarily from microbiological factors and the work load (ergonomics). The answer to these problems is integrated planning, taking the working environment and external environment into account at the same time
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