Organic dust-related respiratory and eye irritation in Norwegian farmers.

@article{Melbostad2001OrganicDR,
  title={Organic dust-related respiratory and eye irritation in Norwegian farmers.},
  author={Eric Melbostad and Wijnand Eduard},
  journal={American journal of industrial medicine},
  year={2001},
  volume={39 2},
  pages={
          209-17
        }
}
BACKGROUND Information on exposure to organic dust and work-related symptoms in farmers is sparse. METHODS An exposure study was nested in a survey of 8,482 farmers and spouses. Task-related respiratory and eye symptoms were recorded by questionnaire. Personal exposure to total dust, fungal spores, bacteria, endotoxins, and ammonia during 12 different tasks was measured in a random sample of 127 farms (288 measurements). RESULTS The prevalence of work-related symptoms occurring "often" was… CONTINUE READING
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