Human Health...Facts and Data

Human Health...Facts and Data - Human Health: Facts & Data...

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  A study conducted by Iowa State University found that 70% of all swine confinement  workers suffer from some form of respiratory illness or irritation. 1 Researchers determined that 10% of swine confinement workers experience toxic  organic dust syndrome (TODS) and 58% suffer from chronic bronchitis - this is three  times higher than the incidence of chronic bronchitis among workers in conventional  swine housing units. 2 According to the U.S. Department of Labor, meatpacking is the most dangerous job in  the U.S.; the rate of injury and illness among slaughterhouse workers is approximately  3 times higher than in the average US factory. 3 According to the Centers for Disease Control, foodborne disease causes 76 million  illnesses, 325,000 hospitalizations, and 5,000 deaths in the U.S. every year. 4 The USDA estimates that 70% of all foodborne illnesses in the U.S. can be traced to  contaminated meat. 5 In 1996, the USDA collected ground beef samples from meat processing plants  around the U.S. and determined that 7.5% of these beef samples were contaminated  with Salmonella, 11.7% were contaminated with Listeria monocytogens, 30% were  contaminated with Staphylococcus Aureus, and 53.3% were contaminated with  Clostridium perfringens. 6 A 1998 study conducted by  Consumer Reports  revealed that 71% of store-bought  chicken were contaminated with Campylobacter and/or Salmonella. 7 The largest meat recall in U.S. history (27.4 million pounds of poultry) occurred in  2002, after an outbreak of listeriosis killed 20 people and sickened 120 others. 8
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This note was uploaded on 03/20/2012 for the course SYG SYG2010 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '09 term at Tallahassee Community College.

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Human Health...Facts and Data - Human Health: Facts & Data...

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