Symptoms, spirometry, and serum antibody concentrations among compost workers exposed to organic dust.

@article{Kampen2012SymptomsSA,
  title={Symptoms, spirometry, and serum antibody concentrations among compost workers exposed to organic dust.},
  author={Vera van Kampen and Anja Deckert and Frank Hoffmeyer and Dirk Taeger and Elmar Brinkmann and Thomas Br{\"u}ning and Monika Raulf-Heimsoth and J{\"u}rgen B{\"u}nger},
  journal={Journal of toxicology and environmental health. Part A},
  year={2012},
  volume={75 8-10},
  pages={492-500}
}
Work-related symptoms and diseases of 190 currently exposed compost workers, 59 former compost workers, and 38 nonexposed control subjects were investigated in a cross-sectional study. Using a standardized questionnaire, participants were asked for work-related symptoms, exposures to bioaerosols, atopic diseases, and smoking habits. The subjects underwent a physical examination and a lung function test. In addition, total immunoglobulin (Ig) E, IgE specific to environmental allergens and moulds… CONTINUE READING

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