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Document ID (ISN)49963
CIS number 88-1197
ISSN - Serial title 0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
Year 1987
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Attwood P., Brouwer R., Ruigewaard P., Versloot P., De Witt R., Heederik D., Boleij J.S.M.
Title A study of the relationship between airborne contaminants and environmental factors in Dutch swine confinement buildings
Bibliographic information Aug. 1987, Vol.48, No.8, p.745-751. 29 ref.
Abstract A total of 171 swine confinement buildings were studied to determine the concentrations of airborne total dust and dust with an average diameter ≤8.5Ám, total and gram-negative bacteria, bacterial endotoxin and ammonia. The concentrations of these airborne contaminants then were correlated statistically to environmental factors such as feeding practices, number of animals and ventilation parameters. Airborne dust, endotoxin, bacteria and ammonia are commonly at levels where health effects have been observed in other studies. Correlation of these airborne contaminants with environmental factors showed that while ventilation is an important criterion there are farming practices that significantly contribute to the levels of airborne contaminants currently found. Pearson correlations indicate a number of important criteria that the industrial hygienist should measure when faced with problems in agricultural confinement buildings.
Descriptors (primary) livestock rearing; Netherlands; atmospheric pollution; buildings; swine
Descriptors (secondary) ammonia; health hazards; dust level; bacterial toxins
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Animal hazards
Livestock rearing
Environmental pollution
Air pollution