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Document ID (ISN)109996
CIS number 09-813
ISSN - Serial title 1059-924X - Journal of Agromedicine
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Dosman J.A., Chenard L., Rennie D.C., Senthilselvan A.
Title Reciprocal association between atopy and respiratory symptoms in fully-employed female, but not male, workers in swine operations
Bibliographic information 2nd Quarter 2009, Vol.14, No.2, p.270-276. Illus. 21 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) livestock rearing; respiratory diseases; symptoms; swine
Descriptors (secondary) subjective assessment; chronic bronchitis; asthma; individual susceptibility; skin tests; sex-linked differences; questionnaire survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Livestock rearing
Animal hazards