IRSST - Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail

Characterization of dust exposure in the food industry


The researchers will study the exposure of bakery product and spice and herb processing sector workers to total dusts as well as to the inhalable and respirable fractions of these dusts. This will result in expertise being acquired in the evaluation of inhalable dusts and in the documentation of the exposure to those which can cause occupational asthma in food sector workers. This project will also contribute to the development of an inhalable dust evaluation tool to support research in this field, as well as to the establishment of the foundations for future studies on dusts with irritant effects, which the Québec regulations consider as being “particulates not otherwise classified.”

Summary modified on 2011/08/25

Additional Information

Type: Project
Number: 0099-8270
Status: Completed
Year of completion: 2011