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Respiratory disorders and dust exposure in sectors of the cotton industry of the United States, part 2: cotton compress warehouses.

Authors
Carlson-ML; Shasby-M; Piccirillo-R; Engelberg-A; Merchant-JA
Source
NIOSH 1982 Sep; :1-61
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
20000720
Abstract
A survey of respiratory disorders and dust exposure among cotton compress/warehouse workers was conducted. The cohort consisted of 512 workers in 18 compress/warehouses. The comparisons consisted of 1218 workers in nonindustrial facilities. The subjects were administered spirometric tests and a respiratory questionnaire. Sampling for respirable cotton dust concentrations was conducted. Particle size distributions were determined. The authors note that due to the inconclusive nature of the results, no definite conclusions regarding lung function and symptomatology and cotton dust exposure can be drawn. A more comprehensive survey to detect other etiologic agents that can cause increased pulmonary symptoms and decrements in pulmonary function is recommended.
Keywords
Dust; Cotton-fibers; Warehouses; Air-pollution; Ventilation; Particle-size-distribution; Respiratory-diseases; Industrial-wastes
Publication Date
19820901
Document Type
Other
Fiscal Year
1982
NTIS Accession No.
PB85-219970
NTIS Price
A04
NIOSH Division
ALOSH
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
WV
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