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Lung static recoil and airway obstruction in hemp workers with byssinosis.

Authors
Guyatt-AR; Douglas-JS; Zuskin-E; Bouhuys-A
Source
Am Rev Respir Dis 1973 Nov; 108(5):1111-1115
NIOSHTIC No.
00023062
Abstract
Quasistatic measurements are made of the elastic properties of the lungs in older hemp workers to determine whether loss of elastic recoil in the lungs is an important factor in reducing the maximal expiratory flow of lungs, using a method that provides a close approximation of the true elastic lung recoil curve. Data are given for the physical characteristics, lung function, history of dyspnea, and smoking habits of the workers. Results indicate that loss of elastic recoil contributes to the decrease of maximal expiratory flow in hemp workers exposed to dust for many years, and that loss of parenchymal structure of the lungs occurs in the chronic stages of byssinosis of textile workers.
Keywords
NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Grant; Respiratory-disorders; Measurement-methods; Dust-control; Pulmonary-functions; Lung-capacity; Textile-industry; Inhalation; Chronic-obstructive-lung-disease; Organic-dusts
Contact
John B Pierce Fdn Lab John B Pierce Fdn Lab 290 Congress Avenue New Haven, Conn 06519
CODEN
ARDSBL
Publication Date
19731101
Document Type
Journal Article
Funding Amount
513539
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
1974
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R01-OH-00304
Issue of Publication
5
ISSN
0003-0805
Source Name
American Review of Respiratory Disease
State
CT
Performing Organization
John B Pierce Fdn of Conn Inc, New Haven, Connecticut
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