Occupational Exposure to Poultry Dust and Effects on the Respiratory System in Workers

  title={Occupational Exposure to Poultry Dust and Effects on the Respiratory System in Workers},
  author={Susana Viegas and Vanessa Mateus Fa{\'i}sca and H Dias and An{\'a}lia Cl{\'e}rigo and Elisabete Carolino and Carla Viegas},
  journal={Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A},
  pages={230 - 239}
Farmers are occupationally exposed to many respiratory hazards at work and display higher rates of asthma and respiratory symptoms than other workers. Dust is one of the components present in poultry production that increases risk of adverse respiratory disease occurrence. Dust originates from poultry residues, molds, and feathers and is biologically active as it contains microorganisms. Exposure to dust is known to produce a variety of clinical responses, including asthma, chronic bronchitis… 

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