Prevalence of byssinosis in textile mills at Ahmedabad, India

J R Parikh, L J Bhagia, P K Majumdar, A R Shah, S K Kashyap
1989 Occupational and Environmental Medicine  
In an epidemiological study carried out in three textile mills at Ahmedabad, India, 929 workers were examined from the spinning departments. The mean prevalence of byssinosis in the blow section was 29-62%, whereas in the card section it was 37-83%. The concentrations of cotton dust (dust less fly) were high in the blow and card sections (4 00 mg/m3 in the blow and 3-06 mg/m3 in the card section). This study suggests that the prevalence of byssinosis is not low in the textile mills of India as
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doi:10.1136/oem.46.11.787 fatcat:6v35b7ltvjeopkuv3s4gf6dzm4