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Introduction: Washing Cotton to Remove Potential Health Effects.

Authors
Wakelyn-PJ
Source
NIOSH 1986 Oct:1-16
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00203898
Abstract
This introduction to the research on washed cotton discussed the importance of cotton as an agricultural commodity in the US, health problems related to the inhalation of cotton related dust, the control of cotton dust, the possible use of washed cotton, and the Industry/Government/Union Task Force for Byssinosis Prevention. Other topics included the reasons why washed cotton studies were undertaken, US cotton dust standards, etiology and pathogenesis of byssinosis, a general description of cotton, the chemical composition of cotton fiber, and fiber classification and characterization, recommendations of the Tripartite Task Force for the definition of washed cotton, cotton plant parts, and compounds found in cotton plant trash.
Keywords
Textiles-industry; Dust-exposure; Airborne-dusts; Plant-dusts; Bacterial-dusts; Respiratory-system-disorders; Lung-disease; Dust-control; Cotton-dust;
Publication Date
19861001
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings;
Editors
Wakelyn-PJ; Jacobs-RR; Kirk-IW;
Fiscal Year
1987
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Priority Area
Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease; Disease and Injury; Respiratory-system-disorders;
Source Name
Washed Cotton: Washing Techniques, Processing Characteristics, and Health Effects
State
LA;
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