A large number of workers are currently employed in tasks involving the use of computer based equipment. Much research has been carried out both on prevalence and incidence of ocular and visual disorders as well as on occupational asthenopia. Less attention has been given to investigating the possibility of a microbiological pollution of Video Display Unit (VDU) workstations and to the consequent possible development of work-related ocular infections. The authors investigated the presence of bacteria and fungi on Computer Assisted Design (CAD) workstations and in the conjunctival sac of the operators.
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INDOOR MICROBIOLOGICAL POLLUTION
Document Type: Regular Paper
Department of Occupational Health, University of Milan-ICP Hospital, Via San Barnaba 8, 20122 Milan, Italy
Department of Ophthalmology-ICP Hospital, Via Commenda 10, 20122 Milan, Italy
Laboratory of Microbiology, Joint Research Centre, EC Ispra, Italy
May 20, 2001
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