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Document ID (ISN)59317
CIS number 92-1922
ISSN - Serial title 0173-3338 - Zentralblatt für Arbeitsmedizin, Arbeitsschutz, Prophylaxe und Ergonomie
Year 1991
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Iversen M.
Title Bronchial symptoms during work in a group of 124 Danish pig farmers
Original title Bronchiale Symptome während der Arbeit in einer Gruppe von 124 dänischen Schweinezüchtern [in German]
Bibliographic information Nov. 1991, Vol.41, No.11, p.419-423. Illus. 16 ref.
Abstract 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%.
Descriptors (primary) livestock rearing; evolution of disease; asthma; smoking; bronchial diseases; swine
Descriptors (secondary) Denmark; long-term exposure; questionnaire survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceDenmark
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Livestock rearing
Animal hazards
Smoking