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Table 1 Survey of residents complaining of adverse health effects.

From: Interactions of pathogens and irritant chemicals in land-applied sewage sludges (biosolids)

Res. Site, distance away (km) Age/sex Smoker Symptoms a
1 Grand Bay, AL 0.4 28♀ N Be, Bt, Bl, Cn, Db, N
2 Grand Bay, AL 0.4 4♀ N Be, Bt, Bl, Cn, Db, H, N
3 Grand Bay, AL 0.8 48♀ N C, Be, Bt, Cn, Db, R, N, D, Ft
4 Grand Bay, AL 0.8 19♀ N C, Bt, Bl, Cn, Db, S, R, H, N, D, F
5 Grand Bay, AL 0.4 71♂ N C, Cn, Db, H
6 Grand Bay, AL <0.1 39♀ Y C, Cn, Db, R, H, N
7 Grand Bay, AL <0.1 19♂ N C, Be, Bl, Cn, Db, R
8 Grand Bay, AL <0.1 51♀ N Be, Bt, Bl, Cn, Db, D
9 Grand Bay, AL 0.2 45♂ N C, Be, Bt, Bl, Cn, H, N
10 Menifee, CA 0.4 42♂ N C, Cn, Db, Si, N, F, D, Ft
11 Menifee, CA 0.1 37♀ N Be, Bt, Cn, R, H, Si, N, Nb
12 Menifee, CA 0.1 4♂ N Bt, Cn, Db, Si, S, P
13 Menifee, CA 0.8 40♀ N C, Db, R, H, N, D, Si
14 Menifee, CA 0.4 52♀ Y Cn, Db, H, N, Nb, Ft
15 Menifee, CA 0.4 7♀ N C, Bl, Cn, Db, Fv, F
16 Menifee, CA 0.4 28♂ N C, Cn, Db, H, S
17 Menifee, CA 0.2 29♀ N C, Be, Bt, Cn, Db, R, H, Si, Ft
18 Menifee, CA 0.2 5♀ N C, Be, Cn, Db, S, P, R, H, Fv, F, Ft
19 Menifee, CA <0.1 43♀ Y Be, Bt, Cn, Db, R, H, N, Fv, Nb, Ft
20 Menifee, CA <0.1 10♂ N Be, Bt, Cn, Db, S, H, N, Fv, Nb, Ft
21 Menifee, CA <0.1 68♀ Y Cn, Db, R, N, Fv, F, Ft
22 Menifee, CA <0.1 46♂ Y Cn, Db, R, D, F, Ft
23 Menifee, CA 0.4 44♀ Y C, Be, Bt, Bl, Cn, H, F, Ft
24 Winchester, CA 0.8 69♂ Y C, Be, Bt, Bl, Db, P
25 Winchester, CA 0.8 46♀ Y C, Be, Bt, Bl, Db, H, N, Ft
26 Arcadia, FL <0.2 38♀ Y Be, Bt, Bl
27 Arcadia, FL <0.2 9♀ N Db, N, D
28 Arcadia, FL <0.2 8♂ N C, Cn, Db
29 Greenland, NH 0.2 53♀ N C, Cn, Db, H, N, D
30 Greenland, NH 0.2 70♀ N C, Be, Bt, Cn, Nb
31 Greenland, NH <0.1 32♀ Y Be, Bt, Bl, Cn, Db, H, N, F, Nb
32 Greenland, NH <0.1 9♀ N C, Be, Cn, Db, N, D, F, Nb
33 Greenland, NH <0.1 14♀ N Be, Bt, Cn, Db, N, D, F, Ft
34 Greenland, NH <0.2 48♀ Y C, Be, Bt, Cn, Db, H, N, F, Ft
35 Greenland, NH <0.2 26♂ N C, Cn, H, F
36 Waynesville, OH 0.2 60♀ N C, Be, Bt, Bl, Db, S, R
37 Waynesville, OH 0.1 78♂ N C, Db, S
38 Cedarville, ON 0.2 51♂ N Be, Bt, Bl
39 Robesonia, PA 0.2 15♂ N C, Cn, Db, P, H, Fv, F, Si, Ft
40 Robesonia, PA 0.2 17♂ N C, Bt, Cn, H, S, Si,
41 Robesonia, PA 0.2 46♂ N C, Bt, Si
42 Osceola Mills, PA 0.8 11♂ N Be, Bt, Cn, H, Si, N, F, Ft
43 Guy, TX 1.6 55♂ N Bt, Bl, Db
44 Guy, TX 0.4 2♂ N C, Cn, Db, Si
45 Guy, TX 0.4 67♀ N C, Be, Bt, Bl
46 Guy, TX 0.4 9♂ N Be, Bl, Cn, N
47 Guy, TX 0.4 6♀ N C, Cn, Be, Bt, Bl, N
48 Guy, TX 0.4 68♂ N C, Be, Cn, N, S, Ft
  1. Residents complaining of adverse health effects from exposure to land-applied sewage sludge were surveyed at ten sites in North America to describe and document self-reported illnesses.
  2. a (C) cough; (Be) burning eyes/(Bt)throat/(Bl)lungs; (H) headache; (Cn) congestion; (Db) difficulty breathing; (F) flu-like; (Fv) fever; (N) nausea/vomiting (D) diarrhoea; (S) sinusitis; (Si) staphylococcal infection (skin, oral cavity); (P) pneumonia; (R) skin rash; (Nb) nosebleed; (Ft) fatigue