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Document ID (ISN)63467
CIS number 94-2112
ISSN - Serial title 0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
Year 1994
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Buick J.B., Lowry R.C., Magee T.R.A.
Title Isolation, enumeration, and identification of gram negative bacteria from flax dust with reference to endotoxin concentration
Bibliographic information Jan. 1994, Vol.55, No.1, p.59-61. 14 ref.
Abstract To investigate the microbial contamination of flax dust in the linen industry, particularly the gram negative bacteria, (GNB) content and associated endotoxin level, standard bacteriological techniques were used. The results were contrasted with studies in the cotton industry. The microbial flora of cotton and flax is similar but greater GNB contamination, with consequently higher endotoxin levels, was found in flax. Flax byssinosis and cotton byssinosis may share a common microbial aetiology.
Descriptors (primary) bacteria; bacterial toxins; textile industry; flax workers byssinosis; biological hazards; byssinosis
Descriptors (secondary) aetiology
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Textile and clothing industries
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Biological hazards
Pneumoconioses