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Document ID (ISN)109496
CIS number 09-415
ISSN - Serial title 1059-924X - Journal of Agromedicine
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Gunderson PhD.
Title Biofuels and North American agriculture - Implications for the health and safety of North American producers
Bibliographic information 2008, Vol.13, No.4, p.219-224. Illus. 15 ref.
Abstract This article reviews the papers presented at a conference on safety and health related to the production of biofuels, held in Omaha, United States, 14-17 November 2007. The exposures experienced by workers included distiller's grains and bio-processing byproducts, spent catalyst, solvents, brine, microbial agents, genetically modified organisms and effluents. Other issues discussed included change in cropping patterns and resultant use of different seeding and harvesting technologies, pests and the intensive rural traffic resulting from the transport of large quantities of biomass and grain.
Descriptors (primary) USA; ethanol; plant safety and health organization; agriculture; fuels
Descriptors (secondary) catalysts; microorganisms; genetically modified organisms; conference; effluents; grain and seed processing; road transport; solvents
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Alcohols
Agriculture