|Document ID (ISN)||59317|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0173-3338 - Zentralblatt für Arbeitsmedizin, Arbeitsschutz, Prophylaxe und Ergonomie
|Convention or series no.
||Bronchial symptoms during work in a group of 124 Danish pig farmers
||Bronchiale Symptome während der Arbeit in einer Gruppe von 124 dänischen Schweinezüchtern [in German]|
||Nov. 1991, Vol.41, No.11, p.419-423. Illus. 16 ref.
||A questionnaire survey of 124 randomly selected Danish pig farmers (average age 43, average exposure 12yrs) revelead that 48 suffered from work-related respiratory symptoms such as coughing, shortness of breath and asthma. In this group 33% were smokers whereas in the group of 76 farmers without respiratory symptoms 12% were smokers. Symptoms were found to develop in 75% within the first hour of work. In 50% they persisted up to 1h after work. The average exposure time to the appearance of first symptoms was 7 years. The percentages of non-smoking and smoking farmers with respiratory symptoms rose within the last six years prior to the study by 200 and 300%.
||livestock rearing; evolution of disease; asthma; smoking; bronchial diseases; swine
||Denmark; long-term exposure; questionnaire survey
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Denmark|
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)