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Byssinosis.

Authors
Bouhuys-A
Source
Breathing - Physiology, Environment and Lung Disease. New York: Grune & Stratton, Chapter 17, 1974 Jan; :416-440
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00036274
Abstract
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.
Keywords
NIOSH-Grant; Respiratory-system-disorders; Lung-disorders; Symptomatology; Airway-obstruction; Textiles-industry
Contact
John B Pierce Fdn Lab John B Pierce Fdn Lab 290 Congress Avenue New Haven, Conn 06519
Publication Date
19740101
Document Type
Book or book chapter
Funding Amount
513539
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
1974
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
ISBN No.
9780808907589
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R01-OH-00304
Priority Area
Respiratory-system-disorders
Source Name
Breathing - Physiology, Environment and Lung Disease, Grune and Stratton, New York, Chapter 17
State
NY; CT
Performing Organization
John B Pierce Fdn of Conn Inc, New Haven, Connecticut
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