SSC Ecology And Environment Sample Paper NCERT Sample Paper-2

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    Bagassosis is

    A)  Hyper sensitivity pneumonia due to exposure to fibrous cellulose part of crushed sugar cane

    B)  An asthma like condition produced due to exposure to flax or cotton fibres

    C)  Hyper sensitivity pneumonitis due to exposure to damp hay or grain

    D)  Hyper sensitivity pneumonitis due to exposure to paprika

    Correct Answer: A

    Solution :

    [a] Bagassosis, an interstitial lung disease, is a type of hypersensitivity pneumonitis attributed to exposure to mouldy molasses (bagasse). Bagassosis was first reported in India by Ganguly and Pal in 1955, in a cardboard manufacturing plant near Kolkata. India has a large cane sugar industry. The sugarcane fibre which, until recently, went to waste, is now utilised in the manufacture of cardboard, paper and rayon.

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