Farming practices and the respiratory health risks of swine confinement buildings.

@article{Cormier2000FarmingPA,
  title={Farming practices and the respiratory health risks of swine confinement buildings.},
  author={Yvon Cormier and Evelyne Isra{\"e}l-Assayag and Gina Racine and Caroline Duchaine},
  journal={The European respiratory journal},
  year={2000},
  volume={15 3},
  pages={560-5}
}
This study investigated whether clean swine confinement buildings (SCB) are less harmful to the respiratory system than older and dirtier facilities. Eight healthy volunteers were exposed for 4 h, at 1 week intervals, to eight SCB representing the widest possible range of cleanliness. Each volunteer and a technician rated the SCB for cleanliness from 1-10, 1 being the cleanest possible. Airborne dust, bacteria, endotoxin levels, molds, and ammonia were measured. For each volunteer measured… CONTINUE READING

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