Exposure to dust and endotoxin in textile processing workers

Priyamvada Paudyal, Sean Semple, Robert Niven, Gael Tavernier, Jonathan G Ayres

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Abstract

Inhalation of cotton-based particulate has been associated with respiratory symptoms and overt lung disease related to endotoxin exposure in some studies. This cross-sectional study measures personal exposure to inhalable dust and endotoxin in the textile industry of Nepal.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)403-409
Number of pages7
JournalAnnals of Occupational Hygiene
Volume55
Issue number4
Early online date20 Dec 2010
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Keywords

  • carpet
  • cotton
  • developing countries
  • dust
  • endotoxin
  • garment
  • Nepal
  • recycling
  • weaving

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