Hygiene and Sanitation №3 2008

Shibanova N. Yu.

Hygienic assessment of actual nutrition in Kuzbass miners

The paper deals with nutrition and heath in Kuzbass miners. Studies were conducted in the Berezovskaya and Percomayskaya mines in the town of Berezovsk, Kemerovo Region. The actual nutrition was studied in 500 underground workers, by using a 24-hour reproduction method. The macrostructure of food intake by Kuzbass miners and the density of their daily rations were not shown to be in compliance with hygienic recommendations. This creates prerequisites for inadequate intake of nutrients and biologically active substances. Risks of inadequate provision with essential nutrients and biologically active substances are defined. It is necessary to develop miners’ nutrition optimizing measures including hygienic nutrition education.