Allergenic Properties of Dust in Cotton and Linen Spinning Mills,
FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO
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Investigations included cutaneous scarification tests in workers of cotton- and flax-spinning mills, anaphylaxia with desensitization experiments in guinea pigs, along with staging of intradermal and scarification tests in sensitized animals, wherefrom the following inferences ensew Industrial dust of cotton- and flax-spinning mills is an allergen positive skin tests are recorded not only in patients with impaired bronchopulmonary system but also in practically healthy subjects, which, apparently, is indicative of a latent nature of the allergy antigenic properties of the industrial dust are due to the presence therein of bacteria and fungi there is an affiliation between the dust generated at cotton and flax-spinning mills, conditioned by the homogeneity of the fungal and bacterial flora.
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