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Exposure assessment to airborne contaminants in the indoor environment of Irish swine farms.

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dc.contributor.author McDonnell, Patricia E.
dc.contributor.author Coggins, Marie A.
dc.contributor.author Hogan, Victoria J.
dc.contributor.author Fleming, Gerard T.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-11T10:44:23Z
dc.date.available 2012-05-11T10:44:23Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.citation Mc Donnell, P., Coggins M., Hogan, V. & Fleming, G. (2008). Exposure Assessment to airborne contaminants in the indoor environment of Irish Swine Farms. Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine, 15, 323-326. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1232-1966
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10379/2749
dc.description.abstract Agricultural workers have higher rates of long-term sick leave associated with respiratory disease than any other worker groups. There is currently no published data on the extent to which Irish agricultural workers are exposed to occupational respiratory hazards. This investigation focused on Irish swine farm workers in concentrated animal feeding operations and measured their occupational exposure to various respiratory hazards. Swine workers were found to be exposed to high concentrations of inhalable (0.25-7.6 mg/m3) and respirable (0.01-3.4 mg/m3) swine dust and airborne endotoxin (<166, 660 EU/m3). 8 hour Time Weighted Average ammonia and peak carbon dioxide exposures ranged from 0.01-3 ppm and 430-4780 ppm, respectively. Results of this study suggest that Irish swine confi nement workers have a potential risk of developing work-associated respiratory disease. en_US
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dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Institute of Agricultural Medicine (Lublin) en_US
dc.subject Swine en_US
dc.subject Occupational exposure en_US
dc.subject Particulates en_US
dc.subject Carbon dioxide en_US
dc.subject Ammonia en_US
dc.subject Endotoxin en_US
dc.subject Health Promotion en_US
dc.title Exposure assessment to airborne contaminants in the indoor environment of Irish swine farms. en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.peer-reviewed peer-reviewed en_US
dc.contributor.funder Millennium Research Fund, National University of Ireland, Galway en_US
dc.contributor.funder Health and Safety Authority of Ireland en_US

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