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dc.contributor.authorMcDonnell, Patricia E.
dc.contributor.authorCoggins, Marie A.
dc.contributor.authorHogan, Victoria J.
dc.contributor.authorFleming, Gerard T.
dc.identifier.citationMc 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.description.abstractAgricultural 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
dc.publisherInstitute of Agricultural Medicine (Lublin)en_US
dc.subjectOccupational exposureen_US
dc.subjectCarbon dioxideen_US
dc.subjectHealth Promotionen_US
dc.titleExposure assessment to airborne contaminants in the indoor environment of Irish swine farms.en_US
dc.contributor.funderMillennium Research Fund, National University of Ireland, Galwayen_US
dc.contributor.funderHealth and Safety Authority of Irelanden_US

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