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Document ID (ISN)104931
CIS number 06-441
ISSN - Serial title 1232-1966 - AAEM - Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine
Year 2004
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Solarz K., Szilman P., Szilman E.
Title Occupational exposure to allergenic mites in a Polish Zoo
Bibliographic information 2004, Vol.11, No.1, p.27-33. 41 ref.
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Abstract This study was carried out from April 2000-March 2001. During this period, 49 samples of dust, litter, debris and residues from cages and run-offs of mammals, birds and reptiles in the Silesian Zoo were examined for the presence of mites, especially the allergenic taxa. Mites were found in 44 of 49 samples analysed (89.8%). The examination revealed that cages and run-offs of different mammals, aviaries of parrots and terrariums of snakes are important sources of some allergenic mites that might cause allergies in workers.
Descriptors (primary) allergens; acarids; biological hazards; zoological gardens; exposure evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) mammals; birds; Poland
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvincePoland
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Exposure evaluation
Animal hazards
Biological hazards