Occupational exposure to airborne endotoxins during poultry processing.

  title={Occupational exposure to airborne endotoxins during poultry processing.},
  author={Stephen A Olenchock and S. Lenhart and J C Mull},
  journal={Journal of toxicology and environmental health},
  volume={9 2},
Airborne gram-negative bacterial endotoxin levels were quantified in a live chicken hanging (shackling) room of a poultry processing plant. The mean respirable dust levels at the entrance and exit of the shackling line were 1.13 +/- 0.12 and 0.72 +/- 0.06 mg/m3, respectively, or approximately 6% of the total dust. Endotoxins constituted 43.3 +/- 2.8 micrograms per gram of respirable dust. Airborne endotoxins were present in the total dust at the mean level of 918.4 +/- 159.0 ng/m3 at the room… CONTINUE READING