This study assessed the prevalence of respiratory manifestations among French pig and dairy farmers and determined the relationship between bronchial reactivity and respiratory manifestations.
METHODS-The pig farmers included 102 men working more than half-time inside,swine confinement buildings.
There were 51 male dairy farmers and 81 male referents.
The demographic characteristics of the three groups were similar except for more smokers among the referents.
Each subject completed a standardized questionnaire.
Pulmonary function tests were performed before and after a methacholine challenge (cumulative doses 80, 240, and 560 mug).
Mots-clés Pascal : Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Exposition professionnelle, Agriculture, Homme, Epidémiologie, Prévalence, Poussière, Pollution intérieur, Elevage, Porcin, Artiodactyla, Ungulata, Mammalia, Vertebrata, Médecine travail
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Respiratory disease, Occupational exposure, Agriculture, Human, Epidemiology, Prevalence, Dust, Indoor pollution, Rearing, Swine, Artiodactyla, Ungulata, Mammalia, Vertebrata, Occupational medicine
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Code Inist : 002B11D. Création : 199406.