Accession Number:

AD0784237

Title:

Chronic Bronchitis Caused by Flax Dust

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE SYSTEMS COMMAND WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB

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Report Date:

1974-08-02

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

Materials are introduced which describe the frequency of chronic bronchitis in workers as a function of time served in industry and sensitization to flax dust by healthy persons and persons suffering from chronic bronchitis. Several factors are significant in the development of chronic bronchitis The effect of industrial dust over a period of many years sensitization of the organism and age. Considering the fact that chronic bronchitis is far from harmless and results in a considerable decline in the functional external respirators indicators in persons suffering from it, these persons do deserve attention. Those suffering chronic bronchitis who do not have a respiratory insufficiency require modern inhalation therapy and health-resort treatment, while those with a definite respiratory insufficiency require appropriate job placements.

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE