We performed a cross-sectional study of 705 textile workers in two cotton mills and one silk mill in Shangai, People's Republic of China, to assess small airway function among cotton textile workers and to compare the FEV1 to the FEF25-75 in detecting airflow obstruction in these workers.
All workers had at least 2 years of work experience.
Environmental sampling was performed with vertical elutriators and revealed that in the cotton mills mean elutriated dust levels were 1.07±0.23 mg/m3 in mill 1 and 1.01 mg/m3±0.24 mg/m3 in mill 2.
Mots-clés Pascal : Industrie textile, Coton, Toxicité, Poussière, Exposition professionnelle, Médecine travail, Chine, Asie, Homme, Epidémiologie, Fonction respiratoire, Byssinose, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Voie respiratoire supérieure
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Textile industry, Cotton, Toxicity, Dust, Occupational exposure, Occupational medicine, China, Asia, Human, Epidemiology, Lung function, Byssinosis, Respiratory disease, Upper respiratory tract
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Code Inist : 002B03L03. Création : 199501.