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Animal Industry Report

Extension Number

ASL R2436

Topic

Environment

Summary and Implications

Transient hazards to human and animal health can occur in swine barns due to sudden bursts of high concentration hydrogen sulfide (H2S) gas released when manure slurry is agitated during removal from sub-floor pits. This project will quantify the concentration of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) that workers and swine in pork production facilities are typically exposed to in different production facility types during different operating conditions. Results from this study will be used to make recommendations to increase worker and animal safety by reducing risks of H2S poisoning.

Copyright Holder

Iowa State University

Language

en

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