Author : Kh. Alselevany, Baybeen
Annals of the College of Medicine, Mosul,
2008, Volume 34, Issue 2, Pages 141-147
Objectives: To assess the effect of cotton duston pulmonary function tests of workers in a cotton textile factory.Subjects and Methods: One hundred forty one male workers aged 21-60 years. Out of them 67 from Pepsi factory considered as controls ,and 74 from cotton textile factory in Mosul ,during the period from the 1st of January 2007 to the 30th of April 2007.The pulmonary function tests studied were :FVC ,FEVI , FEV%.PEF and FEF25-75%.Results: Workers in cotton textile factory showed a significant reduction in the levels of FVC and of FEV1 at age of 40-60 years as compared to control workers.Conclusions: The results showed that cotton dust causes a significant reduction in FVC and FEVI as age advances.