Respiratory health of workers exposed to swine confinement buildings only or to both swine confinement buildings and dairy barns.

@article{Cormier1991RespiratoryHO,
  title={Respiratory health of workers exposed to swine confinement buildings only or to both swine confinement buildings and dairy barns.},
  author={Yvon Cormier and Louis Philippe Boulet and Guy B{\'e}dard and Gilles-H. Tremblay},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of work, environment & health},
  year={1991},
  volume={17 4},
  pages={
          269-75
        }
}
  • Yvon Cormier, Louis Philippe Boulet, +1 author Gilles-H. Tremblay
  • Published in
    Scandinavian journal of work…
    1991
  • Medicine
  • Swine building workers (N = 488) and nonfarming neighborhood referents (N = 216) were enrolled in this study. There was a slight but significant increase in the prevalence of chronic bronchitis (17.49 versus 11.57%) and more evidence of airflow obstruction (forced expiratory volume in 1 s/forced vital capacity 0.75 versus 0.78) among the swine workers when they were compared with the referents. The subjects who spent more than 3 h/d in the swine buildings had a higher prevalence of chronic… CONTINUE READING

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