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Occupational lung disease in workers exposed to nylon flock: pathologic features and distinctive lesions.

Authors
Vallyathan-V; Castranova-V
Source
Cotton and Other Organic Dusts. Proceedings of the Twenty-fourth Cotton and Organic Dusts Research Conference, Beltwide Cotton Conferences, San Antonio, TX, January 7 - 8, 2000. Memphis, TN: National Cotton Council, 2000 Jan; 1:205-206
NIOSHTIC No.
20000915
Abstract
A characteristic pattern of inflammatory pulmonary response was present in workers exposed to flock dust. The lesion is descriptively termed as lymphocytic bronchiolitis and peribroncholitis with lymphoid hyperplasia. The pulmonary response is suggestive of immunologic response to the flock dust. Furthermore, animal studies support the inflammatory potential of flock dust. Available human and animal studies suggests that flock dust, containing nylon shreds, is probably associated with the interstitial lung disease reported in flock workers and may cause adverse health effects with continued exposure.
Keywords
Occupational-diseases; Lung-disease; Occupational-exposure; Workers; Pulmonary-system-disorders; Synthetic-materials; Synthetic-fibers; Respiratory-system-disorders; Etiology; Fibrosis; In-vivo-studies
Publication Date
20000104
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Editors
Wakelyn-PJ; Jacobs-RR; Rylander-R
Fiscal Year
2000
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
ISSN
1059-2644
NIOSH Division
HELD
Source Name
Cotton and Other Organic Dusts. Proceedings of the Twenty-fourth Cotton and Organic Dusts Research Conference, Beltwide Cotton Conferences, San Antonio, TX, January 7 - 8, 2000
State
WV; TX; TN
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