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Byssinosis in the United States.

Authors
Bouhys-A
Source
Transactions of the National Conference on Cotton Dust and Health, Charlotte, North Carolina, May 2, 1970 1970:13-18
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00074780
Abstract
Persons at risk for byssinosis in the United States include cotton, flax, and hemp workers in carding and other types of dusty work. Symptoms include chest tightness, cough, and wheezing. Byssinosis starts with short lasting acute responses to exposure to dusts and may progress to chronic lung disease with more or less severe disability. One of the best ways to detect the illness is by having workers blow hard into a spirometer, a measuring device for determining lung volume changes, before they start work on a Monday and again before they go home at the end of the shift. By the end of the day there is a significantly lower capacity to breathe out forcefully. Descriptions of two textile workers are given. (Contract No CPE-70-0119)
Keywords
NIOSH-Contract; Contract-CPE-70-0119; Lung-disorders; Flax-workers; Pulmonary-system-disorders; Pneumoconiosis; Silicosis; Textile-workers; Cotton-mill-workers; Cotton-industry; Cotton-dust;
Publication Date
19700101
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings;
Funding Type
Contract;
Fiscal Year
1970
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Contract-CPE-70-0119
Priority Area
Pulmonary-system-disorders
Source Name
Transactions of the National Conference on Cotton Dust and Health, Charlotte, North Carolina, May 2, 1970
State
NC;
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