IOM paper on Archaea and Bacteria Exposure


IOM Senior Scientist Dr Ioannis Basinas, winner of the 2019 Thomas Bedford Memorial Prize, is the leading author of a paper published online today in the Annals of Work Exposures and Health: "Archaea and Bacteria Exposure in Danish Livestock Farmers".

Personal filter samples from 327 farmers working on 89 Danish farms were analysed for the number of 16S rRNA gene copies from archaea and bacteria and for their dust and endotoxin content. The farms were visited during summer and winter. Information on farm type and stable characteristics were collected using self-reported activity diaries and walk-through surveys. Differences in archaea and bacteria levels with farm type and stable characteristics and correlations with dust and endotoxin levels were examined.

The full text of the paper is available here.