Byssinosis: Airway constrictor response to cotton bracts

@article{Buck1980ByssinosisAC,
  title={Byssinosis: Airway constrictor response to cotton bracts},
  author={Marion G. Buck and Arend Bouhuys},
  journal={Lung},
  year={1980},
  volume={158},
  pages={25-32}
}
Inhalation of aqueous extracts of cotton bracts by healthy human volunteers induces reversible lung function changes and symptoms similar to those experienced by cotton textile workers with byssinosis. This airway constrictor response, maximal after 90–120 min, occurred in 95 out of 105 volunteers. This explains why byssinosis is highly prevalent under… CONTINUE READING