Breathing - Physiology, Environment and Lung Disease. New York: Grune & Stratton, Chapter 17, 1974 Jan; :416-440
Review of the problem of byssinosis. Topics include clinical syndrome, prevalence of byssinosis, dust exposure and lung function, effect of dust on airways, histamine release by textile dust, experiments in man, chronic lung disease in textile workers, dust exposure measurements, and prevention and control. Chest tightness and dyspnea are particularly prevalent among cardroom workers in mills spinning coarse grades of cotton. The symptoms are accompanied by lung-function changes that reflect obstruction of small airways. The risk of byssinosis increases with increasing concentrations of airborne fine dust in the mills. A functional grading system can assist the early recognition and prevention of disabling lung disease in textile workers. Medical surveillance of workers and technical control of dust are recommended.
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