Controlling exposure to dust and bioaerosols on farms growing common commercial mushrooms (Agaricus bisporus)

Commercial mushroom farms generate quantities of dust and bioaerosols which can be exposed to staff during their work. This factsheet has been produced for mushroom growers, and briefs production managers on the respiratory risks involved and how to limit and control such exposure.

Read about:

  • Typical growing cycle and working practices
  • Health hazards and risks of different practices
  • Work place exposure limits
  • How to control dust and bioaerosols
  • Health surveillance

This information was last updated in 2011