Agricultural Health in Pennsylvania Term Paper by Nicky

Agricultural Health in Pennsylvania
A look at how a rural community in Pennsylvania deals with agricultural safety.
# 146735 | 1,063 words | 3 sources | APA | 2011 | US

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The paper explores the respiratory dangers that exist on farming operations in Pennsylvania and focuses on the issues of toxic mold and dust and the gases that are present in silos. The paper explains the symptoms of these dangers and the precautions farmers can take to ensure their safety. This paper includes figures.

Farm Respiratory Hazards
Silo Gas Safety
Summary and Conclusion

From the Paper:

"The work entitled: "The Dirt on Pennsylvania Agriculture" published in the journal of Trends in Rural Pennsylvania" states that agriculture makes provision of "a common image of rural life and is an integral part of the Pennsylvania landscape and culture." (2004) Central Pennsylvania's agricultural community is stated to be "facing increasing pressures from encroaching urban development and shrinking agricultural support infrastructure." (Journal of Extension, 2003) This is likely due to the extensive regulations in today's farming operations as well as the expenses associated with compliance. Moreover, accidents and injuries that are witnessed by children who grow up in rural agriculture areas quite clearly does not assist in attracting today's rural children to become future farmers."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Murphy, Dennis J. (2009) Silo Gases the Hidden Danger. College of Agricultural Sciences - Cooperative Extension. Agricultural and Biological Engineering. Penn State E-16. Online available at:
  • Murphy, Dennis J. (2009) Farm Respiratory Hazards. College of Agricultural Sciences - Cooperative Extension. Agricultural and Biological Engineering. Safety 26. PennState. Online available at:
  • The Dirt on Pennsylvania Agriculture (2004) Trends in Rural Pennsylvania. March/April 2004. Online available at:

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