Exposure to grain dust has been associated with a neutrophilic bronchitis. In vitro studies suggest several possible mechanisms for recruitment of neutrophils, including direct chemotaxis to aqueous grain dust extracts and release of chemotactic activity by bronchial epithelial cells in response to challenge with grain dust extracts. © 1994 Wiley‐Liss, Inc.
- grain dust
- organic dusts
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health