Bacterial contamination of cotton and cotton dust and effects on the lung.

  title={Bacterial contamination of cotton and cotton dust and effects on the lung.},
  author={Ragnar Rylander and Monica Lundholm},
  journal={British journal of industrial medicine},
  volume={35 3},
Bacterial contamination of various parts of the cotton plant and of cotton from different mills was investigated. The predominant bacterial species were Gram-negative rods mainly of the Enterobacter genus. When guinea pigs inhaled strains of these bacteria cultivated from cotton, a strong leucocyte mobilising capacity was found for Pseudomonas and Enterobacter but not for Agrobacterium or Bacillus species. The aetiology of the development of pulmonary symptoms after inhalation of bacteria… CONTINUE READING

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