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Cotton dust: Geometric mean exposures by cotton process, OSHA samples, 1980-2003


PEL - permissible exposure limit     REL - recommended exposure limit    mg/m3 - milligrams per cubic meter

Note: The OSHA PEL is 0.2 mg/m3 for yarn manufacturing and cotton washing operations, 0.5 mg/m3 for textile mill waste house operations or for dust from lower grade washed cotton used during yarn manufacturing, 0.75 mg/m3 for textile slashing and weaving operat

Source: OSHA Integrated Management Information System.

Reference Number: 2008-620

Date Posted: June 2008

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