why do workers in the silk industry suffer from respiratory disease

The workers of sericulture industry often develop respiratory problems like asthma ,chronic bronchitis and difficulty in breathing due the liberation of allergy causatives during the development of silkworm. The allergens from the silk worm excrete, silkworm cocoon, scales and the cuticles of the abdomen and wings of the silk moth are the main causative agents of the asthma and other respiratory problems.

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because there are big containers which are boiled in kerosene to kill the cocoons. So the smoke which is coming out have to be breathed by the workers .

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