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dc.contributor.authorBulfin, Kathleen
dc.contributor.authorCowie, Hilary
dc.contributor.authorGalea, Karen S.
dc.contributor.authorConnolly, Alison
dc.contributor.authorCoggins, Marie Ann
dc.identifier.citationBulfin, Kathleen, Cowie, Hilary, Galea, Karen S., Connolly, Alison, & Coggins, Marie A. . (2019). Occupational exposures in an equestrian centre to respirable dust and respirable crystalline silica. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(17). doi: 10.3390/ijerph16173226en_IE
dc.description.abstractAbstract: Sand-based products are regularly used as footing material on indoor equestrian arenas, creating a potential occupational exposure risk for respirable crystalline silica (RCS) for equestrian workers training and exercising horses in these environments. The objective of this study was to evaluate an equestrian worker s personal RCS and respirable dust (RD) exposure. Sixteen personal full-shift RD measurements were collected from an equestrian worker and analysed for RD, quartz and cristobalite. Geometric mean exposures of 0.12 mg m−3 and 0.02 mg m−3 were calculated for RD and RCS concentrations, respectively. RCS exposures of between 0.01 to 0.09 mg m−3 were measured on days when the indoor arena surface was not watered, compared to lower exposures (en_IE
dc.description.sponsorshipThis research was funded by the MSc Occupational and Environmental Health & Safety programme of the National University of Ireland, Galwayen_IE
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal Of Environmental Research And Public Healthen
dc.subjectrespirable crystalline silicaen_IE
dc.subjectrespirable dusten_IE
dc.subjectoccupational lung canceren_IE
dc.subjectoccupational exposureen_IE
dc.titleOccupational exposures in an equestrian centre to respirable dust and respirable crystalline silicaen_IE
dc.contributor.funderNational University of Ireland, Galwayen_IE
dc.local.contactMarie Coggins, School Of Physics, Room 212, Arts/Science Building, Nui Galway. 5056 Email:

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