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Evaluation of workers' exposure to dust, ammonia and endotoxin in poultry industries at the province of Isfahan, Iran.
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PMID:  10680309     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study was conducted to assess various environmental exposure measurements (total dust, ammonia and endotoxin) of poultry workers at the province of Isfahan, Iran. The results show that the workers who worked in enclosed systems of parent stock barns have the highest exposure to total and respirable dust: 21.3 +/- 3.2 and 4.6 +/- 0.9 mg/m3, respectively. In comparison with different ages of chicken, the highest concentration of total and respirable dust were 5.4 +/- 0.7 and 3.3 +/- 0.7 mg/m3 in the 45th day. In the above mentioned situation, the results of endotoxin concentrations were 20.6 +/- 1.1, 23.6 +/- 2.2, 21.3 +/- 1.2 and 26.8 +/- 1.8 ng/m3, respectively. Ammonia concentrations had the highest rate in enclosed systems of laying hens in winter and the 45th day of chicken age, measuring 33.2 +/- 5.2 and 20.2 +/- 3.0 mg/m3, respectively.
F Golbabaei; F Islami
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Industrial health     Volume:  38     ISSN:  0019-8366     ISO Abbreviation:  Ind Health     Publication Date:  2000 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-04-18     Completed Date:  2000-04-18     Revised Date:  2006-04-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985065R     Medline TA:  Ind Health     Country:  JAPAN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  41-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Occupational Health, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran.
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MeSH Terms
Ammonia / analysis*
Animal Husbandry*
Endotoxins / analysis*
Occupational Exposure*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Dust; 0/Endotoxins; 7664-41-7/Ammonia

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