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dc.contributor.authorBarrasa Rioja, Martín
dc.contributor.authorLamosa Quinteiro, Santiago
dc.contributor.authorFernández Rodríguez, María Dolores
dc.contributor.authorFernández Rodríguez, María Elena
dc.date.accessioned2020-05-12T11:54:22Z
dc.date.available2020-05-12T11:54:22Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.citationBarrasa, M., Lamosa, S., Fernandez, M. D., & Fernandez, E. (2012). Occupational exposure to carbon dioxide, ammonia and hydrogen sulphide on livestock farms in north-west Spain. Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine, 19(1).
dc.identifier.issn1232-1966
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10347/22228
dc.description.abstractThe influence of the type of farming on harmful gas exposures to carbon dioxide (CO2 ), ammonia (NH3 ) and hydrogen sulfide (H2 S) was assessed from the perspective of animal welfare and occupational hygiene. Summer data of H2 S, NH3 and CO2 concentrations and of environmental parameters were collected from 31 farms. The indices of exposure for longterm exposures to NH3 suggest the lowest acceptability of exposure was observed on poultry farms. CO2 had the highest dependence on production activity. For H2 S, no differences were found based on farming activity. Both the stocking density and volume of air available affected the daily exposure and the index of exposure to CO2 . Significant differences were observed between hourly CO2 concentrations, depending on the level of activity inside the building. A positive correlation was found between gas concentrations and temperature increase. All values of daily and short-term exposures were below exposure limit values, which suggests that exposure conditions were appropriate for workers’ health during the measurement period. Analysis of the working hours and average hourly concentration of gases during the times of day, with presence of workers inside the farm buildings, revealed significant differences for CO2 .
dc.description.sponsorshipThis study was supported by the Sociedade Galega de Prevención de Riscos Laborais [2008/CE257]
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherInstitute of Rural Health
dc.rights© The Author(s) 2012. Open Access. This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Poland (CC BY-NC 3.0 PL)
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/pl/deed.en
dc.subjectLivestock farms
dc.subjectHarmful gases
dc.subjectAnimal welfare
dc.subjectOccupational hygiene
dc.titleOccupational exposure to carbon dioxide, ammonia and hydrogen sulphide on livestock farms in north-west Spain
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.relation.publisherversionhttp://www.aaem.pl/Occupational-exposure-to-carbon-dioxide-ammonia-and-hydrogen-sulphide-on-livestock,71735,0,2.html
dc.type.versioninfo:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
dc.identifier.e-issn1898-2263
dc.rights.accessrightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversidade de Santiago de Compostela. Departamento de Enxeñaría Agroforestal
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversidade de Santiago de Compostela. Departamento de Produción Vexetal e Proxectos de Enxeñaría
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