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Health hazard evaluation report: HHE-80-38-744, Longmont Turkey Processors, Inc. Longmont, Colorado.
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, HHE 80-38-744, 1980 Sep; :1-9
Airborne dust concentrations were measured and employees were interviewed to determine the cause of chest and breathing difficulties at Longmont Turkey Processors (SIC-1541) Inc., in Longmont, Colorado on January 17 and 18, 1980. An evaluation request was received from an authorized representative of the management on behalf of 30 administrative personnel. None of the samples contained dust concentrations greater than the evaluation criteria of 10 milligrams per cubic meter. None of the workers had medical complaints. The authors conclude that a health hazard did not exist for the workers, however. He notes that some of the workers may have had an allergic reaction to various dusts. The author recommends that the ventilation system be inspected regularly and that workers with a history of allergic sensitization be counseled about their increased risk of sensitization.
NIOSH-Author; HHE-80-38-744; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; Hazard-Confirmed; Region-3; Health-surveys; Dust-exposure; Air-sampling; Respiratory-system-disorders; Dust-analysis; Allergic-reactions; Ventilation-systems; Dust-particles; Author Keywords: Meat Products; alveolitis; upper respiratory asthmatic; immunologic responses.; allergic problems; syndrome; turkey; allergic; feathers
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