Kristina Matković

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PURPOSE The aim of the study was to evaluate exposure to moulds and house dust mite Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus in poultry farms, and related health effects in poultry workers (PW). METHODS The study involved 41 PW and 45 control office workers. Working environment was evaluated for D. pteronyssinus allergen (Der p 1), moulds and endotoxin. In workers,(More)
OBJECTIVE The noninvasive biomarkers of respiratory impairment were assessed in 15 swine confinement (SC) workers and 9 respiratory healthy, nonsmoking volunteers (HV). METHODS Spirometry, fraction of exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO), and exhaled breath condensate (EBC) pH were assessed in SC workers after one working shift and one working week and in HV after(More)
The main microclimate parameters, i.e. bacterial count and airborne emission to the immediate environment, were analyzed in a dairy barn. Air temperature, relative humidity and air flow velocity were measured on an attested Testo 400 device (Testo Inc., Germany). Air samples were collected by use of a Merck MAS-100 device (Merck KgaA, Darmstadt, Germany)(More)
The air of animal dwellings can contain great amounts of bioaerosol composed of dust, bacteria, fungi, and endotoxins. The composition may depend on animal species, building construction, animal accommodation, and microclimate parameters, to name just a few factors. Pathogens contained may be a serious threat to animal and human health.The aim of our study(More)
Poultry farms contain high levels of allergenic fungi, and Aspergillus spp. is the most common genus of moulds. Aspergillus fumigatus antigens are responsible for the development of several respiratory diseases including asthma. The aim of this study was to measure the mass fraction of Asp f 1, a major allergen of Asperillus fumigatus in 37 indoor dust(More)
Airborne fungi in a dairy barn with emphasis on microclimate and emissions. AbstrAct The aim of the study was to determine fungi count in a dairy barn and its immediate environment and to help establish borderline values in line with EU recommendations on airborne emissions from animal housing. A Merck MAS-100 air sampler was employed with respective(More)
This paper describes the concentrations of airborne bacteria and fungi in a cage housed laying hens facility, during a production year. Levels of airborne bacteria established in the air of the poultry house ranged from 1.02×10 4 CFU/m 3 measured in April, to 7.72×10 4 CFU/m 3 measured in December. Mean values of the total number of fungi ranged from(More)
  • Rujan-Listopad, Broj, +4 authors Umjetna Inkubacija Nojevih Jaja
  • 2015
der Laboruntersuchungen sind die zuständigen Inspektionsorgane verppichtet, alle nötigen Maßnahmen zu treeen, das sogenannte " follow up " , um die Gründe für ungenehmigte Substanzen zu entdecken, bzw. um den Ursprung festzustellen, welche Gründe zu ei-nem Überschritt der maximal genehmigten Substanzen in den Nahrungsmitteln animalischer Herkunft bestimmt(More)