Byssinosis: A Cross-Sectional Study in an Australian Textile Factory

Richard T. Gun, Ganyk Janckewicz, Adrian Esterman, David Roder, R. Antic, R. Douglas Mcevoy, Andrew Thornton

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A cross-sectional study was made in an Australian cotton textile plant of the prevalence of byssinosis and chronic respiratory impairment. No significant level of byssinosis was found. There was minimal evidence of chronic respiratory impairment from respirable cotton-dust, and no evidence of a quantitative exposure-response relationship. The relatively low mean dust levels at the time of the study (0.14 mg/m3 to 0.24 mg/m3) may have been partly responsible for these findings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)119-125
Number of pages7
JournalOccupational Medicine
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1983
Externally publishedYes


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