:Incompatibilities: Contact with strong oxidizers may cause fires and explosions.
- Minimum ignition temperature: 470°C (878°F), cotton flock
- Minimum explosive dust concentration: 0.05 giL (50g/m), cotton flock
- Extinguishant: Water
- Combustible solid (NFPA)
Effects on humans:
Short-term exposure to cotton dust has caused bronchitis and acute byssinosis (also known as “Brown Lung” or “Monday Morning Fever”), a reversible respira- tory disease produced by inhalation of cotton dust. Chronic exposure has caused lung airway obstruction (which reduces ventilatory capacity) and has led to disability and premature death. A direct relationship has been observed between the total concentration of cotton dust exposure and the rate of development of byssinosis