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Why do farmers get sick from the dust?

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Dr. Hallie Robbins
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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In brief: Farmers rheumatism

Farmers work long hours, often in tough work conditions.
Dust from soil, minerals, cotton and other sources are environmental exposure hazards. Fibers or particles can clog lung tissues and airways. Sometimes the dust includes fungi, fecal matter and other infectious agents. Those of us who eat what farmers produce rarely stop to thank them for their efforts-- so here's to farmers!

In brief: Farmers rheumatism

Farmers work long hours, often in tough work conditions.
Dust from soil, minerals, cotton and other sources are environmental exposure hazards. Fibers or particles can clog lung tissues and airways. Sometimes the dust includes fungi, fecal matter and other infectious agents. Those of us who eat what farmers produce rarely stop to thank them for their efforts-- so here's to farmers!
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