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Author(s):Browne, Marilyn L.; Ju, Carole L.; Recer, Gregg M.; Kallenbach, Lee R.; Melius, James M.; Horn, Edward G.
Author Affiliation:Browne, Ju, Recer, and Horn: New York State Department of Health, Center for Environmental Health, Albany, New York; Kallenbach: Wayne State University, Department of Community Medicine, Detroit, Michigan; and Melius: New York State Laborers' Health and Safety Trust Fund, Albany, New York
Title:A prospective study of health symptoms and Asperillus fumigatus spore counts near a grass and leaf composting facility
Section:Research
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Source:Compost Science & Utilization. Vol. 9, No. 3, Summer 2001, p. 241-249.
# of Pages:9
Publishing Information:Emmaus, PA: JG Press
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Health; Aspergillus fumigatus; Spores; Composting facilities; Clippings; Composts; Allergens; Risk assessment; Ambrosia; Ozone; Temperatures
Abstract/Contents:"Aspergillus fumigatus (A. fumigatus), a fungus found in compost, is a respiratory allergen and can cause serious invasive disease in susceptible individuals. We conducted a study involving the collection of health symptom data and environmental monitoring data near a 40-acre grass and leaf composting facility. Analyses were based on symptom diary data from 63 individuals from the study area and 82 individuals from a reference area. Airborn A. fumigatus was not associated with increases in respiratory or irritative symptoms. Symptom incidence was associated with ragweed, ozone, temperature, and time since start of the study, although a tendency to report fewer symptoms as the study progressed may have confounded this result. Other features of the study design, including short-term spore count variability, lack of individual exposure data and gaps in the symptom diary data, complicated interpretation of the results. Although this study does not support an association between allergy and asthma symptom incidence and A. fumigatus spore levels, we coluld not assess the risk of unusual, but severe illinesses among very sensitive individuals."
Language:English
References:14
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ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Browne, M. L., C. L. Ju, G. M. Recer, L. R. Kallenbach, J. M. Melius, and E. G. Horn. 2001. A prospective study of health symptoms and Asperillus fumigatus spore counts near a grass and leaf composting facility. Compost Sci. Util. 9(3):p. 241-249.
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