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Engineering control of cotton dust.

Authors
Anglin-CM
Source
A Proceeding of the Conference Sponsored by Department of Textiles, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina, July 26, 1972, 1972 Jul; :28-41
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00026790
Abstract
Methods of improving present conditions in cotton mills are discussed, including respirator use; genetically changed cotton plants; improved ginning and steaming; mill local exhaust ventilation, and general ventilation. Ventilation is considered the most important method of engineering control of cotton dust, and the need is emphasized for keeping the filter efficient for small particles to make the ventilation adequate. Results of several months of sampling in three mill areas operating with recirculating local exhaust ventilation show that acceptable levels of dust can be maintained with proper application of ventilation and filtering principles.
Keywords
Lung-disorders; Dust-control; Organic-dusts; Textiles-industry; Preventive-methods; Safety-engineering; Respiratory-system-disorders; Ventilation-system; Personal-protective-equipment; Environment-control; Fibrous-dusts; Air-quality-control; Cotton; Byssinosis
Publication Date
19720701
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Fiscal Year
1972
NIOSH Division
DLCD
Priority Area
Respiratory-system-disorders
Source Name
A Proceeding of the Conference Sponsored by Department of Textiles, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina, July 26, 1972
State
OH; SC
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