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Washed Cotton: Washing Techniques, Processing Characteristics, and Health Effects.
NIOSH 1986 Oct:118 pages
This collection of papers described washing cotton to remove potential health effects, the evaluation of acute human airway toxicity of standard and washed cotton dusts, microbiology of the fiber and airborne dust from washed cotton, differentiation of washed and unwashed cotton, the chemical and microbiological composition of water washed and aqueous acetone washed cottons and human ventilatory response to generated dusts. Additional topics considered in these papers included the US cotton dust standards, etiology and pathogenesis of byssinosis, general description of cotton, chemical composition of cotton fiber, fiber classification and characterization, rayon rinse system for washing cotton, wool scouring system for washing cotton, batch kier system for washing cotton, cotton incorporated continuous batt system for washing cotton, dust generation in textile processing, endotoxin analysis of airborne dust samples, research with potassium, contact angle and sink float techniques, and thermal analyses.
Textiles-industry; Dust-exposure; Airborne-dusts; Plant-dusts; Bacterial-dusts; Respiratory-system-disorders; Lung-disease; Cotton-dust;
Wakelyn-PJ; Jacobs-RR; Kirk-IW;
NTIS Accession No.
Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease; Disease and Injury; Respiratory-system-disorders;
Southern Regional Research Center, U.S. Department of Agriculture, New Orleans, Louisiana, Cotton Incorporated, and NIOSH, 118 pages, 171 references
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