Shelley P Kirychuk

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STUDY OBJECTIVES A study was conducted to evaluate the acute health effects of wearing an N-95 disposable respirator in a swine confinement facility. DESIGN A crossover trial design was used in the study. SETTING The study was carried out at the research facilities of the Centre for Agricultural Medicine, the Royal University Hospital, and the Prairie(More)
Respiratory disease can impose a significant burden on the health of rural populations. The Saskatchewan Rural Health Study (SRHS) is a new large prospective cohort study of ages 6 and over currently being conducted in farming and non-farming communities to evaluate potential health determinants associated with respiratory outcomes in rural populations. In(More)
To date, determinants of respiratory health in First Nations people living on reserves and means of addressing and redressing those determinants have not been well established. Hence the Saskatchewan First Nations Lung Health Project (FNLHP) is a new prospective cohort study of aboriginal people being conducted in two First Nations reserves to evaluate(More)
BACKGROUND Livestock and poultry operations that feed large numbers of animals are common. Facility capacity varies, but it is not uncommon for facilities to house 1,000 swine with multiple barns at a single site, feedlots to house 50,000 cattle, and poultry houses to house 250,000 hens. There is primary research that suggests livestock facilities that(More)
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