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Women's respiratory health in the cotton textile industry: an analysis of respiratory symptoms in 973 non-smoking female workers.

Authors
Beckett-WS; Pope-CA; Xu-XP; Christiani-DC
Source
Occup Environ Med 1994 Jan; 51(1):14-18
NIOSHTIC No.
00218944
Abstract
The incidence of respiratory symptoms among workers occupationally exposed to cotton dust was studied. The cohort consisted of 973 female employees employed in cotton textile mills in China who responded to a survey about respiratory symptoms and occupational exposures. The highest dust exposure was reported by workers in production. A correlation was seen between the symptoms of cough, phlegm, shortness of breath, and wheeze and occupational exposure after adjustment for age, socioeconomic status, smoking, and the use of coal burning stoves. The presence of chest tightness or shortness of breath after being away from work for 2 days was reported by 11 workers, all of whom worked in production. Chronic respiratory symptoms were associated with job category after adjustment for domestic indoor air quality. The authors conclude that these data support an increased prevalence of respiratory disease in workers exposed to cotton dust.
Keywords
NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Grant; Pulmonary-system-disorders; Occupational-exposure; Cotton-dust; Textile-workers; Cotton-mill-workers; Questionnaires; Respiratory-system-disorders
Contact
Environmental Sci & Physiology Harvard School of Public Hlth 665 Huntington Ave Boston, MA 02115
CODEN
OEMEEM
Publication Date
19940101
Document Type
Journal Article
Funding Amount
1348724
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
1994
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R01-OH-002421
Issue of Publication
1
ISSN
1351-0711
Source Name
Occupational and Environmental Medicine
State
MA
Performing Organization
Harvard University
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