Byssinosis: the acute effect on ventilatory capacity of dusts in cotton ginneries, cotton, sisal, and jute mills.

@article{Gilson1962ByssinosisTA,
  title={Byssinosis: the acute effect on ventilatory capacity of dusts in cotton ginneries, cotton, sisal, and jute mills.},
  author={John C. Gilson and Hugh Stott and Beverley Hopwood and Sheila A. Roach and C. B. McKerrow and Richard S. F. Schilling},
  journal={British journal of industrial medicine},
  year={1962},
  volume={19},
  pages={9-18}
}
Studies of ventilatory capacity change in small groups of employees during a shift in a cotton mill and in three cotton ginneries in Uganda, a sisal factory in Kenya, and a jute mill in England, have demonstrated that an effect is produced by the dust in the cotton mill and in a very dusty ginnery but not in two other less dusty ginneries. No significant effect was detected in the sisal factory or in the jute mill despite much higher dust concentrations than in the cotton mill. The dust… CONTINUE READING