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Respiratory Hazards of Poultry Workers.
Donham-KJ; Merchant-JA; Popendorf-W; Burmeister-L
Department of Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health, University of Iowa, Oakdale Campus, Oakdale, Iowa 1989 Sep:75 pages
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.
NIOSH-Grant; Pulmonary-system-disorders; Pulmonary-disorders; Poultry-industry; Poultry-workers; Respiratory-system-disorders; Epidemiology; Occupational-exposure;
Prev Med & Environmental Hlth Oakdale Campus College of Medi Oakdale Campus Oakdale, IA 52319
Final Grant Report;
NTIS Accession No.
Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease; Disease and Injury; Pulmonary-system-disorders; Respiratory-system-disorders;
Department of Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health, University of Iowa, Oakdale Campus, Oakdale, Iowa
University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
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