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Am J Ind Med. 1990;17(1):39-45.

Health effects of cotton dust exposures.

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Department of Environmental Hygiene, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

Abstract

The characteristics of the effects of exposure to cotton dust were adequately described more than 50 years ago. Symptoms of airway irritation, cough with or without phlegm, and Monday morning chest tightness are typical. The symptoms caused by exposure to cotton dust are similar to those induced by other organic dusts. A common pathology is acute or chronic inflammation, and bacterial endotoxins seem to be the causative agents for the acute and some chronic reactions.

PMID:
2407115
DOI:
10.1002/ajim.4700170108
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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