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[Chronic aspecific respiratory tract diseases in workers of pig-breeding farms].

Authors
  • Krüger, A
  • Wittig, M
  • Thiele, E
Type
Published Article
Journal
Zeitschrift für die gesamte Hygiene und ihre Grenzgebiete
Publication Date
Mar 01, 1991
Volume
37
Issue
3
Pages
113–115
Identifiers
PMID: 2038860
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

To study chronic nonspecific respiratory diseases of people working in industrial swine confinement buildings, a cross sectional study was initiated. Based on history of diseases, clinical and parameters of ventilatory screening in 238 swine producers a frequency of chronic respiratory symptoms were found in 25.6%. The possible dependence on age, sex, smoking history, working conditions and duration of activity was investigated. The influence of professional and non professional factors had different intensity. The results of investigations of working conditions did not exceed the permitted maximal working place concentrations. So they could not prove the large frequency of respiratory diseases.

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