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Endotoxin as an etiologic agent of byssinosis: evidence from experimental and epidemiological studies involving human exposure to cotton dust.
Cotton and microorganisms. Fisher JJ, Domelsmith L, eds. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, 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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Cotton and microorganisms
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