Organic dusts are particles of vegetable, animal, and microbial origin and are found in a wide range of occupational and general environments. This comprehensive handbook discusses organic dusts and their effects on man. Organic Dusts describes the different environments in which organic dusts are present; it also explains the major components of dusts and which diseases they can induce after inhalation. The first book to completely cover this important environmental exposure, this valuable reference presents a systematic approach to disease pathology and offers revised terminology for diagnosis based on the latest information on cell reactions and the functioning of the immune system.
Table of Contents
Introduction, R. Rylander and R.R. Jacobs.
Risk Environments, R.R. Jacobs.
Microorganisms in Organic Dusts, J. Lacey.
Specific Biogenic Agents:
Proteins, G.A. Stewart.
Tannins, M.S. Rohrbach.
Endotoxins, R. Rylander.
Proteases, G.A. Stewart.
(1Æ3)-b-D-Glucans, D.L. Williams.
Mycotoxins, J.D. Miller.
Cell Reactions. B.W.S. Robinson.
Allergic Reactions, L.M. Fabbri, P. Maestrelli, M. Saetta, and C.E. Mapp.
The Clinical Panorama, R. Rylander.
Exposure Assessment, R.R. Jacobs.
Mortality and Morbidity, D. Heederik and T. Smid.
Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis, H.G. Richerson.
Occupational Asthma, M. Chan-Yeung.
Cotton Dust, R.S.F. Schilling and R. Rylander.
Grain Dust, G.A. do Pico.
Swine Confinement Buildings, K.J. Donham.
Wood Processing, D.A. Enarson.
Office and Domestic Environments, R. Rylander.
Waste Handling, C.S. Clark.
Strategies for Worker Protection, R.R. Jacobs and K.J. Donham.
Agricultural Preventive Occupational Health Care Systems, S. Höglund.
The Future, R. Rylander and R.R. Jacobs.