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Document ID (ISN)37399
CIS number 82-488
ISSN - Serial title 0003-9896 - Archives of Environmental Health
Year 1981
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Rogers R.E., Ferin J.
Title Effect of hydrogen sulfide on bacterial inactivation in the rat lung
Bibliographic information Sep.-Oct. 1981, Vol.36, No.5, p.261-264. Illus. 23 ref.
Abstract Rats were exposed to 45ppm hydrogen sulfide (H2S) (TLV 10ppm) for 4 or 6h, and a significant reduction in the inactivation of viable staphylococci deposited in the lungs during a bacterial aerosol challenge was observed. Pre-exposure of rats to 46ppm H2S for 2h did not alter intrapulmonary staphylococcal inactivation. The impairment of the alveolar macrophage may account for this effect.
Descriptors (primary) lung; pathogenic bacteria; hydrogen sulfide; bacterial diseases
Descriptors (secondary) animal experiments; macrophages
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Inorganic sulfur compounds
Inorganic substances