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Introduction: Washing Cotton to Remove Potential Health Effects.
NIOSH 1986 Oct:1-16
This introduction to the research on washed cotton discussed the importance of cotton as an agricultural commodity in the US, health problems related to the inhalation of cotton related dust, the control of cotton dust, the possible use of washed cotton, and the Industry/Government/Union Task Force for Byssinosis Prevention. Other topics included the reasons why washed cotton studies were undertaken, US cotton dust standards, etiology and pathogenesis of byssinosis, a general description of cotton, the chemical composition of cotton fiber, and fiber classification and characterization, recommendations of the Tripartite Task Force for the definition of washed cotton, cotton plant parts, and compounds found in cotton plant trash.
Textiles-industry; Dust-exposure; Airborne-dusts; Plant-dusts; Bacterial-dusts; Respiratory-system-disorders; Lung-disease; Dust-control; Cotton-dust;
Wakelyn-PJ; Jacobs-RR; Kirk-IW;
Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease; Disease and Injury; Respiratory-system-disorders;
Washed Cotton: Washing Techniques, Processing Characteristics, and Health Effects
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