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Prevalence of Byssinosis in Cotton Gins in Lower Rio-Grande Valley of Texas and Messilla Valley of New Mexico.


PB84100551

Publication Date 1983
Personal Author Palmer, A.; Finnegan, W.; Herwitt, P.; Waxweiler, R.; Jones, J.
Page Count 76
Abstract The respiratory health status of cotton production workers at cotton gins in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas and New Mexico was investigated. The study population included 203 ginners and 260 comparisons. Three cotton gins were randomly selected in each study areas. A questionnaire was administered by an interviewer, spirometric measurements were recorded, and chest X-ray examinations were conducted. Chronic respiratory disease (CRD) was found in 30 percent of the ginners and 39 percent of the comparison group. No unusual opacities were found in the ginners, and spirometric tests identified abnormalities in 13 percent of both groups. Mean forced expiratory volume and forced vital capacity were within 92 percent of the expected values.
Keywords
  • Environmental surveys
  • Industrial medicine
  • Cotton industry
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Inspection
  • Hazardous materials
  • Respiratory diseases
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Health status
  • Byssinosis
Source Agency
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NTIS Subject Category
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 57Y - Toxicology
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
Corporate Authors National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH.
Document Type Technical Report
Title Note Industrywide study.
NTIS Issue Number 198401
Prevalence of Byssinosis in Cotton Gins in Lower Rio-Grande Valley of Texas and Messilla Valley of New Mexico.
Prevalence of Byssinosis in Cotton Gins in Lower Rio-Grande Valley of Texas and Messilla Valley of New Mexico.
PB84100551

  • Environmental surveys
  • Industrial medicine
  • Cotton industry
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Inspection
  • Hazardous materials
  • Respiratory diseases
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Health status
  • Byssinosis
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 57Y - Toxicology
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
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