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2022 Jan-Dec



Health Concerns of Textile Workers and Associated Community.


Islam T
Inquiry. 2022 Jan-Dec; 59:469580221088626.
PMID: 35604168.


Workers in the textile industry risk developing various respiratory and pulmonary diseases due to exposure to cotton dust. The particles from the cotton lint are inhaled by the workers and results in the breathing problems including asthma, shortness of breath, cough and tightness in the chest. The poor health of labor contributes to the low productivity of the labor and in serious cases loss of jobs leading to the poverty.