Dose response studies in cotton textile workers.
Merchant-JA; Lumsden-JC; Kilburn-KH; O'Fallon-WM; Ujda-JR; Germino-VH; Hamilton-JD
J Occup Med 1973 Mar; 15(3):222-230
Epidemiological study of the biological effects of dust exposure in a large textile worker population to evaluate the vertical elutriator cotton dust sampler and to develop dose response relationships for establishing the safety level of exposure to lint free cotton dust. Data are given for dust samples by mill type, work area, with measures of central tendency and range; workers, smoking status; demographic and cigarette smoking characteristics of preparation and yarn processing workers; byssinosis prevalence versus median dust levels for six groups of workers; and respiratory function test values. Results confirm that a strong linear association exists between prevalence of byssinosis and decrement in expiratory flow rate with concentration of lint free dust.
JOCMA7; NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Grant; Textiles-industry; Dust-inhalation; Respiratory-system-disorders; Lung-cancer; Statistical-analysis; Pulmonary-function-tests; Forced-expiratory-volume; Environment-control; Threshold-limit-values; Dust-control; Respirable-dusts; Plant-fibers; Air-quality-control; Sampling-equipment
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