Text and Data Mining valid from 2019-10-02
Received: 11 March 2019
Accepted: 14 July 2019
First Online: 2 October 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Four hundred-ninety four (494) farmers from several cities in the Auvergne region were recruited between 2009 and 2010 during a compulsory occupational medicine visit conducted by the “Mutuelle des Salariés Agricoles” (MSA) in the context of the FERMA PHASE I Study [CitationRef removed]. Among them, 109 farmers living in 50 farms agreed to participate in a follow up, the FERMA PHASE II Study, which occurred within the following 2 years and included an air quality assessment of their home and workplace. The data used in the present analysis are drawn from the FERMA PHASE II study. The survey was conducted from February to April 2012. The European Commission approved the study. The Ethic and the CNIL (Commission National Informatique et Libertés) approvals were obtained. The participants were informed about the survey and signed a consent. In the FERMA Study, all patients provided written informed consent and the study was conducted in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki and the agreement of the local independent ethics committee, Comité de Protection des Personnes Sud-Est 6, AU766 (Ref ID RCB 2008-A000734-51).
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: The authors report no conflicts of interest. IAM is Associate Editor of <i>Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine</i>.