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Document ID (ISN)108062
CIS number 08-659
ISBN(s) 978-2-89631-183-5
Year 2007
Convention or series no. Etudes et Recherches R-524
Author(s) Lavoie J., Beaudet Y., Lemay S., Belzile M., Côté C., Godbout S., Roseberry K.
Title Air quality in veal calf barns
Original title Qualité de l'air dans les étables de veaux de lait [in French]
Bibliographic information Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail du Québec (IRSST), 505 boul. de Maisonneuve Ouest, Montreal (Quebec) H3A 3C2, Canada, 2007. 102p. Illus. 76 ref. Price: CAD 10.50. Downloadable version (PDF format) free of charge.
Internet access [in French]
Abstract It is now recognized that the air quality in buildings used for animal production can affect the workers' quality of life and health as well as the productivity of the animals. Although this situation is well understood in the context of swine production, no study deals with veal calf breeding, which is expanding. The aim of this project was to characterize and quantify, by season, the chemical substances and biological agents present in the air of veal calf production buildings, to determine the risks to human health in relation to standards and guidelines, and to propose simple guidelines enabling facility managers to improve air quality, if needed. Results of the measurements show that there is no serious air quality issue in veal calf barns.
Descriptors (primary) livestock rearing; Quebec; harmful substances; agriculture; aerosols; biological hazards; toxic gases
Descriptors (secondary) airborne dust; gas chromatography; Canada; report; carbon dioxide; hydrogen sulfide; methane; ammonia; nitrous oxide; bacterial toxins; confined spaces; ventilation; sampling and analysis; determination in air; infrared spectrophotometry
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Biological hazards
Livestock rearing