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Mortality patterns among textile workers.

Authors
Daum-SM; Heimann-H; Damon-F; Richter-E; Selikoff-IJ
Source
Cotton Dust 1975; :1-5
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NIOSHTIC No.
00117736
Abstract
The total mortality and causes of death in cotton mill workers (SIC- 726 women who had worked for a minimum of 3 years in cotton mills were analyzed and compared to state and national mortality data adjusted for age and sex. There was no significant correlation between mortality and years of exposure to cotton dust or years since onset of work in the mill. There was no significant increase in total mortality or cause specific mortality in men who had worked in the mill for more than 20 years. In the category of other respiratory diseases, which included bronchitis and emphysema but excluded cancer, pneumonia, and influenza, the observed to expected ratio was significantly elevated in women who had worked more than 20 years in the mill but not in men; this increase was the only significant finding for the cotton mill cohort. The authors conclude that the mortality rate and pattern in this group of cotton mill workers is not different from that of the general population.
Keywords
NIOSH-Contract; Contract-099-71-0009; Cotton-industry; Health-surveys; Plant-dusts; Mortality-rates; Textiles-industry; Textile-workers; Dust-exposure; Lung-disorders; Sex-factors
Publication Date
19750101
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Funding Type
Contract
Fiscal Year
1975
NTIS Accession No.
PB82-214776
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
Contract-099-71-0009
Source Name
Cotton Dust
State
GA; NY
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