The use of clean air technology in poultry farming is essential for the health and safety of employees, their families, surrounding communities, and the poultry.The poultry industry has grown immensely over the last twenty years. Growing concerns of the occupational hazards has increased as well. Airborne pathogens, dust, feathers, dander, gases and pesticides all contribute to respiratory disease allergies and illness.
Large amounts of animal waste, dead livestock, disinfectants, antibiotic over use, and pesticides, has become a major concern. Accidents, resulting in sprains, eye and skin irritation or injury from pesticides and the use of vaccines, back injury from carrying heavy loads just to name a few of the hazards that currently exist, however zoonotic infections, and respiratory problems seem to be at the top of the list of complaints.
Clean air technology can aid the poultry industry in the removal of dust and ammonia which are some of the most significant contributors to respiratory illness and allergies in poultry farm workers. The most severe reactions are asthma, airway obstruction, and chronic bronchitis. Other problems include diseases such as avian influenza, Newcastle Disease, tuberculosis, Salmonellosis, campylobacteriosis, and chamydiosis-these are called Zoonotic diseases and can be transmitted to both animals and humans. Tuberculosis and influenza can be transmitted through the ambient air. The use of Clean air technology such as proper ventilation, air purification and air filtration can significantly reduce airborne pathogens, dust, gases, dander, and chemicals and insure a safer environment for the flocks and employees.
The most recent clean air technology is photocatalytic oxidation. ZAND-AIR™products use photocatalytic oxidation. Our products can significantly reduce malignant microbes that affect the respiratory health of poultry, poultry farm workers, and those in the surrounding communities. As you browse our website please contact us with any questions or comments.