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Document ID (ISN)112031
CIS number 11-0711
ISSN - Serial title 1232-1966 - AAEM - Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine
Year 2011
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Tsapko V.G., Chudnovets A.J., Sterenbogen M.J., Papach V.V., Dutkiewicz J., Skˇrska C., Krysińska-Traczyk E., Golec M.
Title Exposure to bioaerosols in the selected agricultural facilities of the Ukraine and Poland - A review
Bibliographic information 2011, Vol.18, p.19-27. 72 ref.
Internet access Exposure_to_bioaerosols.pdf [in English]
Abstract The aim of this literature survey was to review studies on bioaerosols carried out in the years 1972-2009 in the following branches of the agricultural sector in Ukraine and Poland: animal farms for cows and pigs; animal feed facilities; production of biofuel from rapeseed; herb farms and herb processing facilities. Where available, data on airborne dust and microorganism concentrations, microflora species and airborne bacterial toxin concentrations were identified. Bioaerosol concentrations were found to depend on the specificity of the setting, the type of technological operations, the degree of mechanization, the properties of processed materials, temperature and humidity, and airborne dust concentrations. It is concluded that the airborne biological risk factors in observed concentrations may exert harmful effects on the health of exposed workers.
Descriptors (primary) Poland; Ukraine; airborne dust; aerosols; agriculture; health hazards; biological hazards
Descriptors (secondary) forage crops; grain products; vegetable oils and fats; microorganisms; bacterial toxins; grain dust; exposure evaluation; livestock rearing; poultry farming
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Agriculture
Biological hazards