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Posted Tue Nov 1 2011: from New York Times:
Turkey: Sandblasting Jeans for "Distressed" Look Proved Harmful for Textile Workers
Sandblasting new blue jeans to make them look "distressed" killed a number of young Turkish textile workers before the practice was outlawed, a new study has found. The study, published in Chest, a medical journal for lung specialists, was done by doctors at a hospital for thoracic diseases in Istanbul. They followed 32 male textile workers who came to their hospital with breathing problems between 2001 and 2009. That year, after news reports of a "silicosis epidemic,” Turkish health authorities banned sandblasting denim.
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