|Classification and external resources|
Bagassosis was first reported in India by Ganguly and Pal in 1955, in a cardboard manufacturing plant near Kolkata. India has a large canesugar industry. The sugarcane fibre which, until recently, went to waste, is now utilised in the manufacture of cardboard, paper and rayon.
Symptoms and signs
The following are precautionary measures that can be taken to avoid the spread of bagassosis:
- Dust control-prevention /suppression of dust such as wet process, enclosed apparatus, exhaust ventilation etc. should be used
- Personal protection- masks/ respirators
- Medical control- initial medical examination & periodical checkups of workers
- Bagasse control- keep moisture content above 20% and spray bagasse with 2% propionic acid
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- Park's textbook of preventive & social medicine 21st edition page-747