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A summary of the health status and occupational exposures of grain handlers.

Authors
Zumwalde R
Source
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, IWS 55-14, 1976 May; :1-17
NIOSHTIC No.
00107241
Abstract
The effect of exposure to dust in the health status of grain elevator (SIC-4221) and mill (SIC-0723) workers is reviewed. Clinical syndromes found among various workers are listed and the role of grain dust components such as plant and insect debris, plant and animal hair, pollen, fungi spores and insecticide residues, is discussed. Previously reported clinical studies are reviewed. Data on worker exposures and area sampling results in grain processing facilities is included. The author recommends additional studies to document the components of grain dust, the fraction of respirable airborne dust, and measures to prevent potential health problem. Medical studies should determine early signs of respiratory disease, the effects of age, employment history and smoking habit, and epidemiologic variations in grain handlers disease.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Survey; Field-Study; Health-surveys; Workplace-studies; Air-contamination; Health-services; Control-methods; Occupational-health-programs; Airborne-dusts; Natural-products
Publication Date
19760501
Document Type
Field Studies; Industry Wide
Fiscal Year
1976
NTIS Accession No.
PB81-229098
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
IWS-55-14
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
4221
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OH
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