1,3Î²-D-glucan is a component of the fungal cell wall and is common in nature. It has been demonstrated as an immunostimulant and is a key factor in the development of asthma.
The AATCC (American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists) is an association that provides test methods that ensure materials being tested are validated in a manner to guarantee quality control and assurance.
AATCC 100 is a quantitative method of evaluating the extent of antibacterial activity of finishes on textile materials.
AATCC 147 is a qualitative method to determine antibacterial activity of antimicrobial agents on treated textile materials, utilising a parallel streak method.
Acetaldehyde is used in the production of perfumes, polyester resins, and basic dyes. Acetaldehyde is also used as a fruit and fish preservative, as a flavoring agent, and as a denaturant for alcohol, in fuel compositions, for hardening gelatin, and as a solvent in the rubber, tanning, and paper industries. The primary acute effect of inhalation exposure to acetaldehyde is irritation of the eyes, skin, and respiratory tract in humans. At higher exposure levels, erythema, coughing, pulmonary edema, and necrosis may also occur.