Accession Number : AD0784237

Title :   Chronic Bronchitis Caused by Flax Dust,

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Skepyan,N. A. ; Gurin,L. N.

Report Date : 02 AUG 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 10

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.

Descriptors :   *Industrial medicine, *Dust, *Respiratory diseases, *Allergic diseases, USSR, Translations

Subject Categories : Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE