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A pneumoconiosis caused by the inhalation of cotton dust. Also known as brown lung disease.



a pulmonary disease, related to the pneumoconiosis group of conditions which arise from prolonged inspiration of cotton dust. Byssinosis may develop in workers at flax processing plants. It is distinguished from other forms of pneumoconiosis by the presence of bronchitis and emphysema accompanied by very weak development of connective tissues.

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Byssinosis and other respiratory symptoms among factory workers in Akaki textile factory, Ethiopia.
It is also documented in certain literatures that endotoxin is the principle mediator of byssinosis and occupational lung disorders.
The human health effects of acute exposure to endotoxin include sepsis; clinical symptoms such as fever, shaking chills, and septic shock; and, at lower doses, toxic pneumonitis, lung function decrements, and respiratory symptoms, such as byssinosis ("Monday morning chest tightness") (20,21).
Although these committees were helpful, they did not target the more specific occupational illnesses that are commonly found in garment and electronic establishments such as low back pain, visual strain, spontaneous abortion, byssinosis, and hearing problems.
A good example is byssinosis, where the airflow limitation is variable in the early part of the natural history of the disorder, which may be misdiagnosed as asthma.
pneumoconiosis, byssinosis, occupationally related asthma, chronic bronchitis and emphysema, cancers of the lung, urinary bladder, liver, skin, or stomach and myeloid leukaemia.
Stevens' contempt for the law, the boycotters publicized unhealthy working conditions that led to byssinosis (brown lung disease).
Chronic endotoxin exposure may lead to chronically decreased pulmonary function, byssinosis, and chronic bronchitis.
It did, however, secure important policy changes that aided in reducing byssinosis frequency and in increasing the level of health care and workers' compensation benefits available to victims.
Botsch, meanwhile, advances an informative analysis of the attempts by 1970s Carolina textile workers and neopopulist organizers to build a movement among the victims of byssinosis, commonly known as "brown lung" disease.
The problems is that gray cotton contains bacteria that causes byssinosis.
Bacteria growing in the CD themselves scan produce ET during storage and are responsible for producing the broncho-spastic response associated with byssinosis.