|Document ID (ISN)||109721|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1745-6673 - Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology
|Convention or series no.
||Elfman L., Riihimńki M., Pringle J., Wňlinder R.
||Influence of horse stable environment on human airways
||May 2009, Vol.4, No.10, 7p. Illus. 26 ref.
||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.
||allergy tests; risk factors; horse riding establishments; exposure tests; respiratory impairment; handling of animals
||allergens; airborne dust; Sweden; hydrogen sulfide; ammonia; glucans; determination in air; asthma; respirable dust; inflammations; questionnaire survey; respiratory function tests; bacterial toxins
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Sweden|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Entertainment services and sports