Endotoxin as an Etiologic Agent of Byssinosis: Evidence from Experimental and Epidemiological Studies Involving Human Exposure to Cotton Dust.
Cotton and Microorganisms, 1997 Oct :145-158
During the decade and a half since the promulgation of the OSHA Cotton Dust Standard (OSHA 1978), results of new studies have intensified interest in the hypothesis that inhalation of gram-negative bacterial endotoxin causes byssinosis. This chapter reviews historical and recent clinical and epidemiological research relevant to endotoxin as a possible causative agent of byssinosis.
Cotton-dust; Cotton-industry; Lung-disease; Bacterial-dusts; Bacterial-infections; Bacteria; Toxins;
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Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease; Disease and Injury;
Cotton and Microorganisms