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Title: Investigation into the measurement of cotton biomarkers as an indicator of risk to respiratory health and detriment to structural quality
Author: Lane, Samantha Rosemary
ISNI:       0000 0004 2749 053X
Awarding Body: Cardiff University
Current Institution: Cardiff University
Date of Award: 2006
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A limited range of bacterial specie were identified on cottons from across the world; the most common was Enterobacter. Fungal genera were also similar on all cotton samples analysed, the most prevalent being Aspergillus. Cotton trash material often contained 10-100 times higher contamination levels than associated lint samples. Significant positive correlations existed between the contamination parameters, particularly endotoxin and glucan. Several of these findings suggest that the cotton production environment is more hazardous than previously thought.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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