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Título: Influence of ventilation type in volatile organic compounds exposure: poultry case
Autor: Viegas, Susana
Monteiro, Ana
Manteigas, Vítor
Carolino, Elisabete
Viegas, Carla
Palavras-chave: Environmental health
Occupational health
Poultry
Respiratory disease
Ventilation
Data: Fev-2012
Editora: Portuguese Society of Occupational Safety and Hygiene (SPOSHO)
Citação: Viegas S, Monteiro A, Manteigas V, Carolino E, Viegas C. Influence of ventilation type in volatile organic compounds exposure: poultry case. In Arezes P, Baptista JS, Barroso MP, Carneiro P, Cordeiro P, Costa N, editors. Occupational safety and hygiene - SHO 2012: book of abstracts. Vila Nova de Gaia: SPOSHO; 2012. p. 481-2.
Resumo: Agricultural workers especially poultry farmers are at increased risk of occupational respiratory diseases. Epidemiological studies showed increased prevalence of respiratory symptoms and adverse changes in pulmonary function parameters in poultry workers. In poultry production volatile organic compounds (VOCs) presence can be due to some compounds produced by molds that are volatile and are released directly into the air. These are known as microbial volatile organic compounds (MVOCs). Because these compounds often have strong and/or unpleasant odors, they can be the source of odors associated with molds. MVOC's are products of the microorganisms primary and secondary metabolism and are composed of low molecular weight alcohols, aldehydes, amines, ketones, terpenes, aromatic and chlorinated hydrocarbons, and sulfur-based compounds, all of which are variations of carbon-based molecules.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.21/3020
ISBN: 978-972-99504-8-3
Versão do Editor: http://pessoais.dps.uminho.pt/parezes/downloads/sho2012_ab.pdf
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