Preventing Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis

Properly drying and storing farm products can help prevent hypersensitivity pneumonitis. The fungus spores that cause farmer's lung grow only in moist conditions. Proper ventilation and using respiratory masks can also help prevent the condition.

If you begin to have symptoms of hypersensitivity pneumonitis from work exposure, the disease can be stopped if it is identified early enough. You can prevent permanent lung damage by stopping exposure to the dust. If control measures do not work or are not possible, you may have to change jobs.

 

In-Depth Resources for Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis