Respiratory disability in ex-flax workers.

  title={Respiratory disability in ex-flax workers.},
  author={J. H. Elwood and Peter C Elwood and M J Campbell and Christian F Stanford and A T Chivers and I Hey and Linda J. Brewster and Peter M. Sweetnam},
  journal={British journal of industrial medicine},
  volume={43 5},
Acute respiratory effects occur in a high proportion of subjects exposed to textile dusts. The extent to which these lead to permanent respiratory symptoms and loss of lung function is unknown. A survey of random population samples was therefore conducted in ten towns in Northern Ireland in which flax processing had been a major source of employment. The MRC questionnaire on respiratory symptoms was administered and Vitalograph tracings recorded on subjects aged 40 to 74 inclusive. An… CONTINUE READING


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