Accession Number : AD0781147

Title :   Allergenic Properties of Dust in Cotton and Linen Spinning Mills,

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

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

Report Date : 17 JUN 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : 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.

Descriptors :   *Dust, *Spinning(Industrial processes), *Cotton textiles, *Linen, Industrial medicine, Allergic diseases, USSR, Translations, Bacteria, Fungi

Subject Categories : Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE