|Document ID (ISN)||77635|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Washko R.M., Day B., Parker J.E., Castellan R.M., Kreiss K.
||Epidemiologic investigation of respiratory morbidity at a nylon flock plant
||Dec. 2000, Vol.38, No.6, p.628-638. 27 ref.
||A cluster of biopsy-confirmed interstitial lung disease among workers at a nylon flock plant led to a request for a health hazard evaluation, involving a cross-sectional medical survey of current employees. The survey consisted of a questionnaire, spirometry and diffusing capacity testing, and chest radiography. Workers assigned to production and maintenance jobs reported frequent eye and throat irritation, respiratory symptoms and generalized aches and fevers. Most reported improvement when away from work. Frequent respiratory systemic symptom prevalence was significantly associated with departmental category, with days and hours worked per week, and with working on a flocking range. The findings implicate occupational exposure to flock-associated dust as a significant respiratory health hazard at this plant.
||synthetic fibre industry; polyamides; health hazards; respiratory diseases; short-fibred dust; morbidity
||eye irritation; hazard evaluation; cross-sectional study; biopsy; chest radiography; length of exposure; medical supervision; respiratory impairment; spirometry
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)