A color photo showing corn kernels.

Control Your Exposure to Grain Dust and Molds for a Healthy Harvest Season

Moldy corn may be a concern for many Wisconsin farmers resulting from heavy moisture during the 2016 growing season. These same conditions can increase the risk of grain dusts and molds for producers and workers during harvest and as the crop is in storage. Grain dusts and molds even in small concentrations can make you feel ill and massive exposures can cause “Farmer’s Lung” or Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis(FHP) and “Organic Dust Toxic Syndrome” (ODTS). Controling your exposure to grain dusts and molds is important so you have a safe and healthy harvest season.

University of Wisconsin-Extension