Authors: Lagadec Sol?ne, Depoudent Caroline, RUCH MARION, Guingand Nadine, ROUSSET NATHALIE, Jacquot Anne-Lise, SEGALA CLAIRE, HASSOUNA MELYNDA
Identifier: CSBE21739
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Description: The air of pig and poultry farms contains ammonia and dust. To characterize the exposure of workers to these pollutants, data were collected in farms. Measurements were carried out in 20 pig farms during piglet care, weaning, feeding of piglets and sorting pigs and in 21 poultry farms during inspection of animals, catching birds, the manure disposal and litter distribution in the building. In general, particulate matter and ammonia are not considered occupational hazards by workers. The risk is often minimized but measurements show that exposure to particulate matter and ammonia poses a risk to their health (increased respiratory symptoms and decreased respiratory capacity). In addition, 15% of pig farms have an ammonia content above the occupational exposure limit (20 ppm for 15 minutes) on at least one of the tasks monitored. In poultry farming, 17% of the ammonia measurements during the tasks followed without mulching, and 3% of all the measurements of particles carried out exceed the maximum recommended value (5 mg / m3 of cellular particles). It is necessary to sensitize the actors of the field on the respiratory risks. For this purpose, an AIR Eleveur YouTube channel was created as well as 2 brochures (protection equipment and AIR Eleveur results).

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Date: 2021-06-11
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Conference name: 5th CIGR International Conference and CSBE-SCGAB AGM 2021, Quebec City,QC, 11-14 May 2021.
Session name: 4th international Symposium on Gas Emissions and Dust from Livestock (EMILI) 5 - Mitigation Strategies

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Coverage: France
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