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Document ID (ISN)106330
CIS number 07-316
ISSN - Serial title 0339-6517 - Documents pour le mÚdecin du travail
Year 2006
Convention or series no. DMT 106 TR37
Author(s) Rosenberg N.
Title Occupational non-infectious respiratory diseases due to biological agents - Farming sector and the food industry
Original title Affections respiratoires professionnelles non infectieuses dues aux agents biologiques - Secteurs agricole et agroalimentaire [in French]
Bibliographic information 2nd Quarter 2006, No.106, p.225-238. Illus. 77 ref.
Internet access$File/TR37.pdf [in French]
Abstract The farming sector and the food industry are the main sectors affected by respiratory diseases caused by biological agents. Since the work requires contact with soil, plants, animal-based products, food or organic dust, many tasks involve exposure to moulds, yeasts and bacteria. Diseases encountered include extrinsic allergic alveolitis, organic dust toxic syndrome, asthma and asthma-like syndromes, chronic bronchitis symptoms and obstructive chronic bronchitis. This review article discusses current understanding with respect to medical prevention, technical prevention and compensation.
Descriptors (primary) respiratory diseases; food industry; agriculture; biological hazards
Descriptors (secondary) compensation of occupational diseases; chronic bronchitis; extrinsic allergic alveolitis; France; yeast; organic dust; bacteria; bacterial toxins; symptoms; asthma; moulds
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Food industry
Biological hazards