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Elsie Morrison has taken Burlington Industries to court for contributing to her health problems; she was diagnosed with brown lung disease.
William Stevenson began working for the North Carolina Industrial Commission in 1948. He was appointed to the commission by Governor Scott in 1970, and Governor Hunt named him commission chairman in 1977. Stevenson discusses the Byssinosis controversy and the commission's involvement in adjudicating workers' claims.
Byssinosis, commonly called brown lung, is a disease that affects textile workers exposed to cotton dust. This article provides an objective overview of their medical, legal, and economic aspects of the Byssinosis controversy.