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Respiratory dysfunction in swine production facility workers: dose-response relationships of environmental exposures and pulmonary function.
- K. Donham, S. Reynolds, P. Whitten, J. Merchant, L. Burmeister, W. Popendorf
- American journal of industrial medicine
- 1 March 1995
Human respiratory health hazards for people working in livestock confinement buildings have been recognized since 1974. However, before comprehensive control programs can be implemented, more… Expand
Dose-response relationships between occupational aerosol exposures and cross-shift declines of lung function in poultry workers: recommendations for exposure limits.
- K. Donham, D. Cumro, S. Reynolds, J. Merchant
- Journal of occupational and environmental…
- 1 March 2000
Numerous articles have been published regarding the adverse respiratory health consequences of working in intensive livestock and poultry housing. Threshold limit exposure guidelines are not… Expand
Sleep duration and body mass index in a rural population.
BACKGROUND A growing body of epidemiological evidence suggests an association between short sleep duration and obesity. Recently, potential hormonal links have been observed that may account for the… Expand
Respiratory health hazards in agriculture.
- M. Schenker, D. Christiani, +28 authors M. Chan-Yeung
- American journal of respiratory and critical care…
This Conference Report was prepared by a multidisciplinary ad hoc committee of the Assembly on Environmental and Occupational Health.
Longitudinal evaluation of dose-response relationships for environmental exposures and pulmonary function in swine production workers.
Studies describing respiratory health hazards for workers in swine production facilities have been published in the United States, Sweden, Canada, the Netherlands, and Denmark. Up to 50% of these… Expand
Health Effects of Airborne Exposures from Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations
- D. Heederik, T. Sigsgaard, +9 authors J. Merchant
- Biology, Medicine
- Environmental health perspectives
- 14 November 2006
Toxic gases, vapors, and particles are emitted from concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) into the general environment. These include ammonia, hydrogen sulfide, carbon dioxide, malodorous… Expand
Organic dust exposures from work in dairy barns.
- G. Kullman, P. Thorne, +6 authors J. Merchant
- Medicine, Chemistry
- American Industrial Hygiene Association journal
- 1 June 1998
Environmental surveys were conducted in 85 barns, predominantly dairy, in central Wisconsin to characterize exposures to organic dusts and dust constituents from routine barn work. Environmental… Expand
Asthma and Farm Exposures in a Cohort of Rural Iowa Children
- J. Merchant, A. Naleway, +8 authors E. Chrischilles
- Environmental health perspectives
- 7 December 2004
Epidemiologic studies of farm children are of international interest because farm children are less often atopic, have less allergic disease, and often have less asthma than do nonfarm… Expand
Chronic disease and injury in an agricultural county: The Keokuk County Rural Health Cohort Study.
- J. Merchant, A. Stromquist, K. Kelly, C. Zwerling, S. Reynolds, Leon F. Burmeister
- The Journal of rural health : official journal of…
- 1 September 2002
The Keokuk County Rural Health Study (KCRHS) was designed as a 20-year, prospective cohort study focusing on chronic disease and injury in an agricultural southeastern Iowa county. The goals of the… Expand