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  1. Fungi as an occupational health hazard in seasoned-food-industry workers.

    Article - En anglais

    In recent years, the survey of mould spores concentration in working environments, where workers spend many hours, acquired remarkable importance because of the spread of disease caused by fungi.

    On this basis, the aim of this research was to evaluate the level of environmental fungal pollution in a food industry producing dry sausage and dry-cured ham.

    We also studied the occurrence of fungal species in the upper respiratory tract of the workers, to compare with species found in the working environment.

    Our survey has pointed out a considerable fungal pollution in most of the environments sampled, with the presence of the same species found in the upper respiratory tract of the workers.

    The data obtained in our survey have revealed that the environments sampled can represent a possible health risk factor for workers.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Pollution intérieur, Lieu travail, Industrie alimentaire, Travail saisonnier, Danger santé, Fungi, Thallophyta, Moisissure, Spore

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Indoor pollution, Work place, Food industry, Seasonal work, Health hazards, Fungi, Thallophyta, Mould, Spores

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 97-0541730

    Code Inist : 001D16C06. Création : 24/03/1998.