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Respiratory Hazards of Poultry Workers.

Authors
Donham-KJ; Merchant-JA; Popendorf-W; Burmeister-L
Source
Department of Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health, University of Iowa, Oakdale Campus, Oakdale, Iowa 1989 Sep:75 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00197343
Abstract
This project was an in depth medical and environmental epidemiological study conducted to identify occupational respiratory hazards that may exist for poultry workers. The study was conducted in three phases: phase-I consisted of an industry wide profile of worker exposures in which a series of walk through evaluations were completed of typical operations including turkey, broiler, and egg production, hatcheries and poultry processing. Phase-II consisted of a medical and environmental study of worker exposures in which a series of walk through evaluations were completed. Phase-III included statistical analysis of the data. Results indicated that symptoms of bronchitis and organic dust toxicity syndrome were more prevalent among poultry workers than comparisons; that shacklers had the greatest prevalence of organic dust toxicity syndrome compared to other poultry workers; that poultry workers had greater decrements in pulmonary function over their work shift than comparisons; and that broiler producers had a greater frequency of bronchitis symptoms and greater decrements in pulmonary function over their work shift than other poultry workers.
Keywords
NIOSH-Grant; Pulmonary-system-disorders; Pulmonary-disorders; Poultry-industry; Poultry-workers; Respiratory-system-disorders; Epidemiology; Occupational-exposure;
Contact
Prev Med & Environmental Hlth Oakdale Campus College of Medi Oakdale Campus Oakdale, IA 52319
Publication Date
19890913
Document Type
Final Grant Report;
Funding Amount
601726.00
Funding Type
Grant;
Fiscal Year
1989
NTIS Accession No.
PB91-173674
NTIS Price
A05
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R01-OH-02029
NIOSH Division
OEP
Priority Area
Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease; Disease and Injury; Pulmonary-system-disorders; Respiratory-system-disorders;
Source Name
Department of Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health, University of Iowa, Oakdale Campus, Oakdale, Iowa
State
IA;
Performing Organization
University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
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