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Hydrolysable tannins in plant dusts cause airway obstruction

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In vitro research has suggested that airway obstruction linked to occupational or environmental exposure to plant dusts is caused by the hydrolysable tannins they contain.

A series of tests in organ baths on standard lengths of trachea and bronchi dissected from guinea pigs previously unexposed to the dusts established that hydrolysable tannins …

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