Hay fever and asthma symptoms in conventional and organic farmers in The Netherlands.

@article{Smit2007HayFA,
  title={Hay fever and asthma symptoms in conventional and organic farmers in The Netherlands.},
  author={Lidwien A M Smit and Moniek Zuurbier and G. J. Doekes and Inge M. Wouters and Dick J. J. Heederik and Jeroen Douwes},
  journal={Occupational and environmental medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={64 2},
  pages={101-7}
}
BACKGROUND Farming has been associated with respiratory symptoms and with protection against atopy. To date, effects of organic farming on respiratory health have not been studied. AIMS To (1) compare hay fever and asthma-like symptoms in organic and conventional farmers and (2) assess associations between current and childhood farm exposures and respiratory health effects by conducting a survey. METHODS Questionnaire data from 1205 conventional and 593 organic farmers were evaluated… CONTINUE READING

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Organic farmers reported less wheezing with shortness of breath and slightly more hay fever than conventional farmers .
Organic farmers reported less wheezing with shortness of breath and slightly more hay fever than conventional farmers .
Organic farmers reported less wheezing with shortness of breath and slightly more hay fever than conventional farmers .
Organic farmers reported less wheezing with shortness of breath and slightly more hay fever than conventional farmers .
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