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Repeatedly prepare, card, or spin natural vegetable fibers

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"Byssinosis is a form of lung disease associated with occupational exposures to vegetable dusts arising from the processing of cotton, flax, hemp, and to a limited degree sisal." [Hendrick, p. 46] Cotton, flax, and soft hemp dusts can cause chronic bronchitis. [APHA, p. 133]

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Processing Materials

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