Chickens

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Poultry dust and dander
Chickens are only likely to be a problem when kept inside in commercial confinement buildings. 

In broiler operations, respirable particle counts, total dust and endotoxin concentrations, and ammonia levels increase with the age of the flock. In one study levels of total dust averaged 5.0 mg/m3 and Ammonia levels averaged about 13 ppm with peak values of about 50 ppm.

Skin prick tests and Specific IgE are likely to be useful indicators of allergy and exposure.

Extrinsic allergic alveolitis is also a problem in poultry confinement buildings.

References for: Chickens See published papers on "Chickens" from this website.

Oasys Notifications for Chickens

The Oasys Audit scheme started midway through 2010 and collects agents typed in through the Oasys program. The years before 2010 show old data entered during 2010 or later and are likely to have many fewer notifications. We expect Oasys to become more widely adopted as time goes by so increasing notifications does not necessarily mean an increasing problem.

Occupational asthma notifications to the Oasys Audit Scheme for Chickens

Selected References for Chickens

Abstract Available for A prospective evaluation of air quality and workers' health in broiler and layer operations Senthilselvan A, Beach J, Feddes J, Cherry N, Wenger I, A prospective evaluation of air quality and workers' health in broiler and layer operations, Occup Environ Med, 2011;68:102-107,
Jeremy Beach, University of Alberta, an author of 'A prospective evaluation of air quality and workers' health in broiler and layer operations' Nicola Cherry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, an author of 'A prospective evaluation of air quality and workers' health in broiler and layer operations'

Abstract Available for The mechanisms of allergic damage to the bronchoalveolar apparatus in poultry plant workers Reheda MS, The mechanisms of allergic damage to the bronchoalveolar apparatus in poultry plant workers, Fiziologicheskii Zhurnal, 1994;40:76-81,

Abstract Available for Lung function and symptoms in employees of poultry farms Danuser B, Wyss C, Hauser R, von PlantaU, Folsch D, Lung function and symptoms in employees of poultry farms, Soz Praventivmed, 1988;33:286-291,
Brigitta Danuser, Switzerland, an author of 'Lung function and symptoms in employees of poultry farms'

Full Text Available for Occupational asthma in poultry workers BarSela S, Teichtahl H, Lutsky I, Occupational asthma in poultry workers, J Allergy Clin Immunol, 1984;73:271-275,

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