Accession Number : AD0775126

Title :   Allergenic Properties of the Dust from Cotton- and Flax-Spinning Mills,


Personal Author(s) : Fetisova,A. A. ; Titova,S. M. ; Aleksandrova,O. G.

Report Date : 31 JAN 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : Investigations included skin 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. The following inferences were drawn: Industrial dust of cotton and flax-spinning mills in an allergen; positive skin tests are recorded not only in patients with impaired bronchopulmonary system but also in practically healthy subjects; antigenic properties of the industrial dust are due to the presence of bacteria and fungi; there is an affiliation between the dust generated at cotton and flax-spinning mills, conditioned by homogeneity of the fungal and bacterial flora.

Descriptors :   *Dust, *Allergic diseases, *Textile industry, *Occupational diseases, Antigens, Cotton, Fibers, Industrial medicine, Microorganisms, Translations, USSR

Subject Categories : Hygiene and Sanitation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE