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Engineering control of cotton dust.
A Proceeding of the Conference Sponsored by Department of Textiles, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina, July 26, 1972, 1972 Jul; :28-41
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.
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
A Proceeding of the Conference Sponsored by Department of Textiles, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina, July 26, 1972
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