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

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    OSHA - Occupational Safety and Health Administration

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 operations, and 1.0 mg/m3 for cotton waster processing operations or waste recycling (i.e., sorting, blending, cleaning, and willowing) and garnetting.

See Appendix for more information.

Source:

OSHA Integrated Management Information System

Citation:

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: <https://wwwn.cdc.gov/eworld/Data/620> September 20, 2017.

Reference Number: 2008-620

Date Posted: June 2008

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