|Document ID (ISN)||40665|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0003-7834 - Arbetsmilj÷
|Convention or series no.
||Little pigs have it easy - but the dust!
||Grisar tar livet lugnt - men de dammar [in Swedish]|
||1982, No.12, p.14-18. Illus.
||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.
||livestock rearing; airborne dust; agriculture; acaricides; particulate removing respirators; swine
||allergens; dander; organophosphorus compounds; air dehumidification
||D - Periodical articles
||Noise, hearing and vibration
|Broad subject area(s)