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Byssinosis: airway responses caused by inhalation of textile dusts.
Arch Environ Health 1971 Dec; 23(6):405-407
Investigation of respiratory responses occurring within a few hours after inhalation of cotton or hemp dust. Findings reveal chest tightness and decreased maximum expiratory flow rates from the narrowing of small interpulmonary airways by toxic, histamine- releasing agents in the dust. Further investigation of airway responses to air pollutants other than textile dusts are recommended as an aid in identifying persons with particular sensitivity to pollutants.
NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Grant; Textiles-industry; Respiratory-functions; Respiratory-system-disorders; Textile-workers; Airway-resistance; Air-contamination
John B Pierce Fdn Lab John B Pierce Fdn Lab 290 Congress Avenue New Haven, Conn 06519
Issue of Publication
Archives of Environmental Health
John B Pierce Fdn of Conn Inc, New Haven, Connecticut
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