|Document ID (ISN)||109996|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1059-924X - Journal of Agromedicine
|Convention or series no.
||Dosman J.A., Chenard L., Rennie D.C., Senthilselvan A.
||Reciprocal association between atopy and respiratory symptoms in fully-employed female, but not male, workers in swine operations
||2nd Quarter 2009, Vol.14, No.2, p.270-276. Illus. 21 ref.
||Women account for a sizeable proportion of the workers in swine operations. A total of 240 men and 134 women swine barn workers, together with 184 men and 227 women non-farming rural dwellers completed questionnaires on respiratory symptoms and underwent skin prick tests. Findings indicate that atopy in exposed female workers may be protective of symptoms suggestive of chronic bronchitis but that atopic women workers may be more susceptible to the development of asthma, and that exposures to the various inhaled substances at the workplace may be mediated differently in men and women.
||livestock rearing; respiratory diseases; symptoms; swine
||subjective assessment; chronic bronchitis; asthma; individual susceptibility; skin tests; sex-linked differences; questionnaire survey
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Canada|
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Industries and occupations
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)