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Vol. 8, Issue 4 (2019)

Poultry dust and risks associated with public health

Author(s):
Dr. Pritismita Sethi, Dr. Soubhagya Muduli, Dr. Aman Mishra, Dr. Amrut Kumar Roul and Dr. Amit Mishra
Abstract:
The growing demand for economical and safe meat and egg supply has led to rapid development of the poultry industry. The emergence of industrial farming and the intensification of farm operations have promoted the growth of the poultry industry around the world. Air emissions generated by poultry production are numerous. Dust may contain microorganisms, including end toxins, fungi, and bacteria, that may affect living things when inhaled. Ammonia (NH3) emissions have the potential to contaminate surface waters and are an environmental concern on both a local and global scale. Farmers are occupationally exposed to many respiratory hazards at work and display higher rates of asthma and respiratory symptoms than other workers. Dust is one of the components present in poultry production that increases risk of adverse respiratory disease occurrence. Most poultry producers are already aware of the hazard of poultry dust to worker’s health and the need to ensure that exposure is kept as low as reasonably practicable.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. Pritismita Sethi, Dr. Soubhagya Muduli, Dr. Aman Mishra, Dr. Amrut Kumar Roul, Dr. Amit Mishra. Poultry dust and risks associated with public health. Pharma Innovation 2019;8(4):1188-1192.

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