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Incorporating Worker Safety Programs with Quality Assurance

Incorporating worker safety and health into Quality Assurance programs will help to provide tools to producers and assurances to consumers that the production systems used to produce animals are ensuring the health and safety of the animals as well as the workers raising those animals. …

Aflatoxin Exposure in the Allergic Lung: Agriculture-Related Health Pilot Project

Agricultural operators/Occupational workers are continuously exposed to a complex mix of chemical, biological, and particulate insults and are at risk for developing chronic inflammatory lung diseases. The objective of this proposal is to determine the extent to which secondary exposures to aflatoxin (a mycotoxin) can impact the development and maintenance of fungal allergic asthma. …