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Document ID (ISN)109721
CIS number 09-710
ISSN - Serial title 1745-6673 - Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Elfman L., Riihimńki M., Pringle J., Wňlinder R.
Title Influence of horse stable environment on human airways
Bibliographic information May 2009, Vol.4, No.10, 7p. Illus. 26 ref.
Abstract This study examined seasonal differences in indoor air quality in a horse stable and assessed whether air quality was associated with respiratory signs or selected biomarkers of inflammation and lung function in stable personnel. The horse stable environment and 13 stable workers were investigated three times, in winter, in late summer and the third time in the following winter. Measurements included levels of ammonia, hydrogen sulfide, total and respirable dust, airborne horse allergens, microorganisms, endotoxins and glucans. Workers completed a questionnaire on respiratory symptoms, underwent nasal lavage with subsequent analysis of inflammation markers and performed repeated measurements of pulmonary function. Findings are presented and discussed.
Descriptors (primary) allergy tests; risk factors; horse riding establishments; exposure tests; respiratory impairment; handling of animals
Descriptors (secondary) allergens; airborne dust; Sweden; hydrogen sulfide; ammonia; glucans; determination in air; asthma; respirable dust; inflammations; questionnaire survey; respiratory function tests; bacterial toxins
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSweden
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Entertainment services and sports
Livestock rearing
Biological monitoring