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Cotton Dust

Overview

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.

Standards

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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