Title: Agriculture Occupational Exposures and Factors Affecting Health Effects.
Authors: Nordgren, Tara M; Charavaryamath, Chandrashekhar
Published In Curr Allergy Asthma Rep, (2018 10 05)
Abstract: Agriculture environments contain a variety of inflammatory aerosols that may increase risk for lung inflammation and disease in exposed individuals. In addition, epidemiological studies have also identified protective effects of rural environments and farming exposures.In this review, we will discuss recent literature published since 2016 that investigates the impact of differing agricultural exposures on respiratory health. Discussions include the impact of farming modernization, education, and personal protective equipment usage among workers, timing and duration in mediating lung health outcomes, and population studies investigating the association between exposure and risk for numerous lung diseases.
PubMed ID: 30291457
MeSH Terms: Agriculture*; Animals; Humans; Occupational Diseases/epidemiology; Occupational Diseases/etiology; Occupational Diseases/prevention & control; Occupational Exposure*/adverse effects; Occupational Exposure*/prevention & control; Pesticides/adverse effects; Protective Devices; Respiratory Tract Diseases/epidemiology; Respiratory Tract Diseases/etiology; Respiratory Tract Diseases/prevention & control