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Article: Byssinosis and other respiratory problems in the cotton industry of Hong Kong

TitleByssinosis and other respiratory problems in the cotton industry of Hong Kong
Authors
Issue Date1987
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/jhome/34471
Citation
American Journal Of Industrial Medicine, 1987, v. 12 n. 6, p. 773-777 How to Cite?
AbstractBetween February 1982 and October 1984, a total of 2,317 workers from all levels of cotton processing - carding, blowing, spinning and weaving - were studied in a citywide cross-sectional survey. The workers were administered the British MRC Questionnaire in local dialect and their pre- and postshift lung functions were assessed by portable spirometers. The prevalence of byssinosis for the whole industry was 2.3%, being much greater in the more dusty processes (blowing and carding, 5.6%; weaving 1.6%). Even more important was the prevalence of chronic obstructive airways disease (COAD) (13.8%) and a combination of nonspecific respiratory symptoms (10.0%), characterized by chest tightness and dyspnea, but not related to any specific day of the week such as those seen in typical byssinosis. The importance of these two large groups of respiratory problems in relation to byssinosis and the pathogenesis of respiratory diseases in people exposed to cotton dust is discussed.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/151460
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dc.contributor.authorOng, SGen_US
dc.contributor.authorLam, THen_US
dc.contributor.authorWong, CMen_US
dc.contributor.authorChow, WKen_US
dc.contributor.authorMa, PLen_US
dc.contributor.authorLam, SKen_US
dc.contributor.authorO'kelly, FJen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-26T06:23:36Z-
dc.date.available2012-06-26T06:23:36Z-
dc.date.issued1987en_US
dc.identifier.citationAmerican Journal Of Industrial Medicine, 1987, v. 12 n. 6, p. 773-777en_US
dc.identifier.issn0271-3586en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/151460-
dc.description.abstractBetween February 1982 and October 1984, a total of 2,317 workers from all levels of cotton processing - carding, blowing, spinning and weaving - were studied in a citywide cross-sectional survey. The workers were administered the British MRC Questionnaire in local dialect and their pre- and postshift lung functions were assessed by portable spirometers. The prevalence of byssinosis for the whole industry was 2.3%, being much greater in the more dusty processes (blowing and carding, 5.6%; weaving 1.6%). Even more important was the prevalence of chronic obstructive airways disease (COAD) (13.8%) and a combination of nonspecific respiratory symptoms (10.0%), characterized by chest tightness and dyspnea, but not related to any specific day of the week such as those seen in typical byssinosis. The importance of these two large groups of respiratory problems in relation to byssinosis and the pathogenesis of respiratory diseases in people exposed to cotton dust is discussed.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherJohn Wiley & Sons, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/jhome/34471en_US
dc.relation.ispartofAmerican Journal of Industrial Medicineen_US
dc.subject.meshAdulten_US
dc.subject.meshByssinosis - Epidemiology - Physiopathologyen_US
dc.subject.meshDust - Adverse Effectsen_US
dc.subject.meshGossypiumen_US
dc.subject.meshHong Kongen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_US
dc.subject.meshRespiratory Tract Diseases - Epidemiology - Physiopathologyen_US
dc.subject.meshTextile Industryen_US
dc.titleByssinosis and other respiratory problems in the cotton industry of Hong Kongen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailLam, TH:hrmrlth@hkucc.hku.hken_US
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