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Cotton Dust


Cotton dust is often present in the air during cotton handling and processing. Cotton dust may contain many substances including ground-up plant matter, fiber, bacteria, fungi, soil, pesticides, non-cotton matter, and other contaminants that may have accumulated during growing, harvesting, and subsequent processing or storage periods.


Cotton dust hazards are addressed in specific OSHA standards for general industry.

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Hazards and Possible Solutions

Provides references that may aid in recognizing and finding possible solutions for cotton dust hazards.

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Additional Resources

Provides links and references to additional resources related to cotton dust.

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