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Document ID (ISN)40665
CIS number 83-1579
ISSN - Serial title 0003-7834 - Arbetsmilj÷
Year 1982
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Carlbom M.
Title Little pigs have it easy - but the dust!
Original title Grisar tar livet lugnt - men de dammar [in Swedish]
Bibliographic information 1982, No.12, p.14-18. Illus.
Abstract Dust is generated in the large batteries in which pigs are raised; the dust comes from feed, from the concrete floors and from the animals' skins when they scratch themselves. Dust formation is often promoted by the dehumidifiers installed to combat the high humidity produced by the animals' perspiration. These dusts can produce allergic reactions in sensitive persons. Also, the acaricidal powder applied 2-3 times per year to prevent mange is toxic. After trying different dust masks, one allergic breeder found that an air-supplied helmet, with filtered air forming a curtain in front of the face, offered the best protection.
Descriptors (primary) livestock rearing; airborne dust; agriculture; acaricides; particulate removing respirators; swine
Descriptors (secondary) allergens; dander; organophosphorus compounds; air dehumidification
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Respiratory protection
Animal hazards
Livestock rearing
Agricultural chemicals