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ID (ISN) del documento62974
Número CIS 94-1765
ISSN - Título de la serie 1047-322X - Applied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
Año 1993
Número de serie
Autor(es) Lenhart S.W., Cole E.C.
Título Respiratory illness in workers of an indoor shiitake mushroom farm
Información bibliográfica Feb. 1993, Vol.8, No.2, 112-119. Illus. 49 ref.
Resumen An evaluation of an indoor shiitake mushroom farm was conducted following reports of respiratory illness symptoms among the workers. Predominant symptoms were dry cough, nasal discharge, sneezing, chest tightness, productive cough, and dyspnoea. Bioaerosol screening was conducted for mesophilic and thermophilic bacteria and fungal spores. Air concentrations of culturable fungal spores measured with the impactor exceeded 8.4 x 103 colony forming units/m3. The highest airborne fungal spore concentration measured was 2.4 x 106 spores/m3. Sampling results showed extensive airborne contamination with a variety of Penicillium species, which produce respirable-size spores that may function as potent allergens.
Descriptores (primarios) toxinas bacterianas; síntomas; cultivo de champinon; aerosoles; riesgos biológicos; enfermedades respiratorias
Descriptores (secundarios) alergenos; Estados Unidos; descripción del procedimiento; toma de muestras del aire; encuesta por cuestionario
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
País / Estado o ProvinciaEstados Unidos
Tema(s) Agricultura, pesca, cría de ganado
Broad subject area(s) Riesgos biológicos
Navegación por categoria(s) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Agricultura
Biological hazards