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Byssinossis in Belfast rope works: An historical note

Thomas, H. F., Elwood, J. H. and Elwood, Peter Creighton 1988. Byssinossis in Belfast rope works: An historical note. Annals of Occupational Hygiene 32 (2) , pp. 249-251. 10.1093/annhyg/32.2.249

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The occurrence of byssinosis in workers handling hard fibres at the Belfast ropeworks in 1961 is described. The prevalence in 282 workers in two mills was 2.8% (one man, seven women). It was much less common than in workers exposed to the soft fibres of hemp and jute and flax where the prevalence in 186 workers so exposed was 15% (28 cases). These findings are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RZ Other systems of medicine
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISSN: 0003-4878
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 06:45

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