Byssinosis is a disease of the lungs brought on by breathing in cotton dust or dusts from other vegetable fibers such as flax, hemp, or sisal while at work. See also: Occupational asthma
- Cotton farm worker (occupation)
- Exposure to toxic dust, occupational (e...
Byssinosis is a rare lung disease caused by inhaling hemp, flax, and cotton particles. There are easy steps you can take to prevent it.