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Byssinosis.

Authors
Ayer-HE; Kilburn-KH
Source
CRC Crit Rev Environ Control 1971 Aug; 2(1-4):207-241
NIOSHTIC No.
00026782
Abstract
A review of the literature reveals that byssinosis is a condition affecting people working with raw cotton, flax, or soft hemp. The effects range from chest tightness on Mondays to total disability. The agent responsible for the condition has not been identified but is found in the nonlint, or trash, fraction of cotton. Byssinosis can be prevented by a combination of dust control and medical evaluation. Information is given on methods of dust measurement, acceptable concentrations of airborne cotton dust, allowable dust concentrations, and prevalence of byssinosis.
Keywords
Cotton-industry; Textiles-industry; Preventive-medicine; Control-measures; Dust-inhalation; Air-quality-measurement; Respiratory-disorders; Cotton; Dust-sampling; Sampling-methods; Epidemiology; Morbidity;
CODEN
CCECAU
Publication Date
19710801
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
1971
Issue of Publication
1-4
ISSN
0007-8999
Source Name
CRC Critical Reviews in Environmental Control
State
OH, NC
Page last reviewed: April 12, 2019
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division