Journal Article

Exposure-Affecting Factors of Dairy Farmers’ Exposure to Inhalable Dust and Endotoxin

Ioannis Basinas, Torben Sigsgaard, Mogens Erlandsen, Nils T. Andersen, Hisamitsu Takai, Dick Heederik, Øyvind Omland, Hans Kromhout and Vivi Schlünssen

in The Annals of Occupational Hygiene

Volume 58, issue 6, pages 707-723
Published in print July 2014 | ISSN: 0003-4878
Published online April 2014 | e-ISSN: 1475-3162 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/annhyg/meu024
Exposure-Affecting Factors of Dairy Farmers’ Exposure to Inhalable Dust and Endotoxin

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Introduction:

Studies on determinants of dairy farmers’ exposure to dust and endotoxin have been sparse and so far none has addressed the combined effect of tasks and farm characteristics.

Objective:

To study whether and how work tasks and specific stable characteristics influence the level of dairy farmers’ personal exposure to inhalable dust and endotoxin.

Methods:

We applied an observational design involving full-shift repeated personal measurements of inhalable dust and endotoxin exposure among 77 subjects (owners and farm workers) from 26 dairy farms. Performed tasks were...

Keywords: dairy farmers; determinants; dust; endotoxin; variability

Journal Article.  7548 words. 

Subjects: Occupational Medicine

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