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Reactions during work shift among cotton mill workers.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6617275     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Lung function and blood neutrophils were measured in 13 cotton mill workers on different days of the work week. Antigen was prepared from cotton dust and a radioallergosorbent (RAST) test made on serum and plasma. The exposure was determined as airborne dust and bacterial endotoxin using vertical elutriators and personal samplers. Reductions in FEV1 and increased blood neutrophils were found on Monday at an exposure level of 0.32 to 0.48 mg respirable dust/m3 and 0.19 to 0.28 micrograms endotoxin/m3. The changes in blood neutrophils correlated with endotoxin levels. The FEV1 decreases were present on Monday but not on Wednesday and Friday. The RAST ratios were low and not correlated with FEV1. No systematic changes in RAST ratios were present over the Monday shift. The results suggest that the importance of immunologic reactions other than type 1 should be investigated.
R Rylander; P Haglind; B T Butcher
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Chest     Volume:  84     ISSN:  0012-3692     ISO Abbreviation:  Chest     Publication Date:  1983 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-11-23     Completed Date:  1983-11-23     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0231335     Medline TA:  Chest     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  403-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Air Pollutants / analysis
Byssinosis / diagnosis*
Endotoxins / immunology
Forced Expiratory Volume
Leukocyte Count
Time Factors
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Air Pollutants; 0/Dust; 0/Endotoxins

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