Plaintiff first contends that the Commission erred in concluding that plaintiff had not contracted an occupational disease. We do not agree, but hasten to point out that plaintiffs argument *343does not address the dispositive question in this appeal, which is whether plaintiffs capacity to earn wages has been diminished. The plaintiffs entitlement to compensation under the Workers’ Compensation Act is rooted in and must be measured by his capacity or incapacity to earn wages. See Ashley v. Rent-A-Car Co., 271 N.C. 76, 155 S.E. 2d 755 (1967). See also Morrison v. Burlington Industries, 47 N.C. App. 50, 55, 266 S.E. 2d 741, 744 remanded for additional proceedings, 301 N.C. 226, 271 S.E. 2d 364 (1980). “Under the . . . Compensation Act disability refers not to physical infirmity but to a diminished capacity to earn money.” Mabe v. Granite Corp., 15 N.C. App. 253, 255, 189 S.E. 2d 804, 806 (1972), quoting Hall v. Chevrolet Co., 263 N.C. 569, 139 S.E. 2d 857 (1965). “Under our . . . Compensation Act injury resulting from occupational disease is compensable only when it leads to disablement.” Woods v. Stevens & Co., 297 N.C. 636, 644, 256 S.E. 2d 692, 697 (1979). The wording of G.S. 97-52 makes it abundantly clear that “disablement” resulting from an occupational disease is the basis for compensation.
The Industrial Commission found that plaintiff is not disabled from work. This finding is supported by the evidence. The only medical witness to address this issue was Dr. Herbert O. Sieker, a professor of medicine at Duke University Medical Center and a member of the Industrial Commission’s Textile Occupational Disease Panel. Dr. Sieker’s testimony was to the effect that plaintiff suffered from chronic bronchitis and had evidence (symptoms) of mild obstructive lung disease, aggravated by exposure to cotton dust, but that such infirmities would not “interfere with any work except the most strenuous of things”. Dr. Sieker testified that if plaintiff continued to work in an environment which caused exposure to cotton dust, it was quite possible plaintiff’s mild lung obstruction would worsen. He further testified that he would advise plaintiff “not to be in the cotton dust environment.” His testimony is best summed up by the following quotation.
The patient has a history of chronic bronchitis and has evidence of mild obstruction consistent with that diagnosis. Symptons have been worse in the cotton dust exposure in the recent past so I think one would have to say there is a contribution to the bronchitis from the cotton dust exposure but that the impairment is minimal.
*344In his filed medical report, we find the following statement:
The patient has a history of chronic or recurring bronchitis. It would appear that cotton dust is an aggravating factor in producing his symptoms. Pulmonary function studies, however, showed only mild restriction and obstruction and both from the history and the objective data I do not believe the patient is disabled for work. He should not return to work in the cotton dust environment, however.
The Commission’s finding of no disablement, supported as it is by Dr. Sieker’s evaluation, is binding on us on appeal. Graham v. City of Hendersonville, 42 N.C. App. 456, 460, 255 S.E. 2d 795, 797, cert. denied, 298 N.C. 568, 261 S.E. 2d 121 (1979).
 Plaintiff also argues that the Commission’s findings of fact were not sufficient to support the Commission’s conclusions on the issue of loss of earning capacity because they did not compare plaintiff’s actual wages he was earning before he left defendant’s employ and the wages he is now earning. The Commission made a finding that plaintiff was, at the time of hearing, employed on a full-time basis with a regular work schedule of at least forty hours per week at an hourly rate of $3.47. There was no finding as to plaintiffs hourly rate or number of regular hours worked while he was employed by defendant, but the evidence shows that at the time plaintiff left defendant’s employ, he was working “mostly” forty-eight hours a week, and that he was earning at a rate of slightly more than $4.20 per hour. Plaintiff’s argument misses the mark. To adopt plaintiffs argument would be equivalent to holding that plaintiff was entitled to continue in a particular type of work and that his inability to perform a particular type of work due to his susceptibility to infirmity from that work constitutes disability under the Workers’ Compensation Act. This argument was considered and rejected by this Court in Sebastian v. Hair Styling, 40 N.C. App. 30, 251 S.E. 2d 872, disc. rev. denied, 297 N.C. 301, 254 S.E. 2d 921 (1979). In the case before us, plaintiff’s sensitivity to cotton dust does not translate into disability due to occupational disease.
We hold that the Commission’s findings of fact are supported by evidence, that these findings of fact reach and resolve the issues raised by the evidence, that the Commission’s conclusions *345are justified by its findings of fact, and that the order and award of the Commission should be and are
Judges Hedrick and Martin (H.) concur.