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.
NIOSH 2008. Work-Related Lung Disease Surveillance System (eWoRLD). 2008-620 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Respiratory Health Division, Morgantown, WV. Available at: <http://wwwn.cdc.gov/eworld/Data/620> October 22, 2016.
Reference Number: 2008-620
Date Posted: June 2008
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