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Dose response studies in cotton textile workers.

Authors
Merchant-JA; Lumsden-JC; Kilburn-KH; O'Fallon-WM; Ujda-JR; Germino-VH; Hamilton-JD
Source
J Occup Med 1973 Mar; 15(3):222-230
NIOSHTIC No.
00023922
Abstract
Epidemiological study of the biological effects of dust exposure in a large textile worker population to evaluate the vertical elutriator cotton dust sampler and to develop dose response relationships for establishing the safety level of exposure to lint free cotton dust. Data are given for dust samples by mill type, work area, with measures of central tendency and range; workers, smoking status; demographic and cigarette smoking characteristics of preparation and yarn processing workers; byssinosis prevalence versus median dust levels for six groups of workers; and respiratory function test values. Results confirm that a strong linear association exists between prevalence of byssinosis and decrement in expiratory flow rate with concentration of lint free dust.
Keywords
JOCMA7; NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Grant; Textiles-industry; Dust-inhalation; Respiratory-system-disorders; Lung-cancer; Statistical-analysis; Pulmonary-function-tests; Forced-expiratory-volume; Environment-control; Threshold-limit-values; Dust-control; Respirable-dusts; Plant-fibers; Air-quality-control; Sampling-equipment
Contact
Medicine Duke University ED Ctr Durham, N C 27706
CODEN
JOCMA7
Publication Date
19730301
Document Type
Journal Article
Funding Amount
265637.00
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
1973
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R01-OH-00302
Issue of Publication
3
ISSN
0096-1736
Priority Area
Respiratory-system-disorders
Source Name
Journal of Occupational Medicine
State
NC
Performing Organization
Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
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