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Exposure to inhalable dust and endotoxin among Danish livestock farmers: results from the SUS cohort study

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  • Ioannis Basinas
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  • Torben Sigsgaard
  • Dick Heederik
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  • Hisamitsu Takai
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  • Oyvind Omland
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  • Nils T Andersen
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  • Inge M Wouters
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  • Jakob H Bønløkke
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  • Hans Kromhout
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  • Vivi Schlünssen
Studies on personal dust and endotoxin concentrations among animal farmers have been either small or limited to a few sectors in their investigations. The present study aimed to provide comparable information on the levels and variability of exposure to personal dust and endotoxin in different types of animal farmers. 507 personal inhalable dust samples were collected from 327 farmers employed in 54 pig, 26 dairy, 3 poultry, and 3 mink farms in Denmark. Measurements in pig and dairy farmers were full-shift and performed during summer and winter, while poultry and mink farmers were monitored during 4 well-defined production stages. The collected samples were measured for dust gravimetrically and analyzed for endotoxin by the Limulus amebocyte lysate assay. Simple statistics and random-effect analysis were used to describe the levels and the variability in measured dust and endotoxin exposure concentrations. Measured inhalable dust levels had an overall geometric mean of 2.5 mg m(-3) (range
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftJournal of Environmental Monitoring
Vol/bind14
Nummer2
Sider (fra-til)604-14
Antal sider11
ISSN1464-0325
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2012

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