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NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) Testimony on Cotton Before the House Committee on Education and Labor, Sub-Committee on Labor Standards, by James A. Merchant, May 16, 1979.


PB90131863

Publication Date 1979
Page Count 14
Abstract The testimony summarized information available on respiratory disease arising from exposure to cotton dust which will appear in a comprehensive study the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has undertaken together with the Department of Labor at the request of Congress. The NIOSH portion of the study involved a detailed description of methods of epidemiological and environmental investigation of occupational respiratory disease, assessment of impairment and disability and a series of chapters on specific categories of occupationally induced respiratory disease. In this testimony specific information was imparted regarding byssinosis. Topics included: byssinosis; the number of exposed workers; etiological agents; Monday morning chest tightness; chronic effects; epidemiology; disability; and cigarette smoking as a risk factor. Elements important to standards for compensation for disability from cotton dust exposure were suggested.
Keywords
  • Industrial medicine
  • Respiratory diseases
  • Cotton
  • Dust
  • Occupational diseases
  • Airborne wastes
  • Air pollution
  • Research
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Hazardous materials
  • Workmens compensation
  • Standards
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Testimony
  • Airborne pollutants
Source Agency
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NTIS Subject Category
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 57Y - Toxicology
  • 68A - Air Pollution & Control
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
  • 94D - Job Environment
  • 41I - Job Environment
Corporate Authors National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 199006
NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) Testimony on Cotton Before the House Committee on Education and Labor, Sub-Committee on Labor Standards, by James A. Merchant, May 16, 1979.
NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) Testimony on Cotton Before the House Committee on Education and Labor, Sub-Committee on Labor Standards, by James A. Merchant, May 16, 1979.
PB90131863

  • Industrial medicine
  • Respiratory diseases
  • Cotton
  • Dust
  • Occupational diseases
  • Airborne wastes
  • Air pollution
  • Research
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Hazardous materials
  • Workmens compensation
  • Standards
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Testimony
  • Airborne pollutants
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 57Y - Toxicology
  • 68A - Air Pollution & Control
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
  • 94D - Job Environment
  • 41I - Job Environment
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