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Document ID (ISN)109193
CIS number 09-199
ISSN - Serial title 0019-8366 - Industrial Health
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kim K.Y., Ko H.J., Kim H.T., Kim C.N., Kim Y.S., Roh Y.M.
Title Effect of manual feeding on the level of farmer's exposure to airborne contaminants in the confinement nursery pig house
Bibliographic information Mar. 2008, Vol.46, No.2, p.138-143. Illus. 25 ref.
Abstract The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of manual feeding on the level of farmer's exposure to airborne contaminants in confinement nursery pig houses. A control pig house was used for comparison, where no feed was supplied during the experimental period. The levels of all the airborne contaminants besides respirable dust, airborne fungi and ammonia were found to be significantly higher in the pig house with feeding than in the control pig house. In conclusion, manual feeding by farmer increases the exposure level of airborne contaminants compared to operations involving no feeding.
Descriptors (primary) Korea, Republic of; swine; respirable dust; agriculture; work in confined spaces; exposure evaluation; organic dust
Descriptors (secondary) ammonia; fungi; determination in air; breathing atmosphere; ventilation systems
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceJapan; Korea, Republic of
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Exposure evaluation
Agriculture
Confined spaces
Animal hazards