Byssinosis among male textile workers in Pondicherry: a case-control study.

  title={Byssinosis among male textile workers in Pondicherry: a case-control study.},
  author={Anand Mishra and S. B. Rotti and Ajit Sahai and Madanmohan and Kanishka Narayan},
  journal={The National medical journal of India},
  volume={16 2},
BACKGROUND In India, 20 million workers are involved in the manufacturing of textiles. However, there are few epidemiological studies from India that have assessed the magnitude or the risk factors associated with byssinosis. In Pondicherry, textile mills have been in existence for over a century. This case-control study aimed to find the factors associated with the development of byssinosis in textile workers. METHODS The sample consisted of 761 men above the age of 30 years who had worked… CONTINUE READING

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