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The status of byssinosis in the United States.

Authors
Ayer-HE; Battigelli-M; Fraser-DA; Hamilton-JD; Kilburn-KH; Lumsden-J; Lynch-JR; Merchant-JA; Stevens-AD
Source
Arch Environ Health 1971 Sep; 23(3):230-234
NIOSHTIC No.
00010923
Abstract
Presentation of a summary of the National Conference on Cotton Dust and Health held May 2, 1970 and the Recommendations of the organizing committee. The conference was planned as an educational activity to enlist the talents of the agricultural, manufacturing, engineering, and medical communities of the society to control and prevent byssinosis. Five sessions are reported: medical aspects of byssinosis, cotton dust sampling, dust and lint suppression, management's responsibility to people, and foreign and U.S. investigations. Recommendations are made on byssinosis with regard to dust sampling and control, medical surveillance and management and priorities for investigation. The priorities for investigation include: establishment of a threshold limit value for respirable cotton dust, design of exhaust ventilation and filtration systems; determining the prevalence of byssinosis and disability and mortality rates; study of pathogenesis of byssinosis; and finding economic and effective techniques for removing respirable dust from cotton prior to manufacturing.
Keywords
Respiratory-system-diseases; Textiles-industry; Particulate-dust; Inhalation-; Dust-control; Sampling-techniques; Air-cleaning; Organic-dust
CODEN
AEHLAU
Publication Date
19710901
Document Type
Journal Article
Funding Amount
265637
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
1971
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R01-OH-00302
Issue of Publication
3
ISSN
0003-9896
Priority Area
Pulmonary-system-disorders
Source Name
Archives of Environmental Health
State
NC
Performing Organization
Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
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