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Document ID (ISN)110343
CIS number 09-1248
ISSN - Serial title 0339-6517 - Documents pour le médecin du travail
Year 2009
Convention or series no. DMT 120TF183
Author(s) Gehin D., Faure M., Duquenne P., Simon X., Vallet D., Montjoffre F., Le Bâcle C.
Title Salami production and hypersensitivity pneumonitis. Current knowledge and job study
Original title Fabrication de saucissons secs et pneumopathie d'hypersensibilité. Point des connaissances et étude de poste [in French]
Bibliographic information 4nd Quarter 2009, No.120, p.437-452. Illus. 48 ref.
Internet access$File/TF183.pdf [in French]
Abstract This study was carried out in a salami factory following the incidence of various respiratory ailments among the workers. Investigations included plant inspections and atmospheric sampling. It was found that workers were at risk of inhalation exposure of moulds. Local exhaust ventilation on the brushing and flouring machine should allow reducing the exposure to bioaerosols. Regular surveillance of the workers' pulmonary function is recommended.
Descriptors (primary) extrinsic allergic alveolitis; moulds; meat industry; biological hazards; risk factors; aerosols
Descriptors (secondary) local exhaust; France; limitation of exposure; medical supervision; respiratory function tests; determination in air; breathing atmosphere
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Food, beverage and tobacco industries
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Pneumoconioses
Food industry
Biological hazards