Agent Name

Fishes, various

Major Category

Biological Agents

Category

Animal-Derived Allergens

Comments

Occupational asthma has been documented in a deep-sea fisherman (cuttle-fish), salmon and trout processors, prawn and snow-crab processors, and other workers (fishmonger, oyster farm, reataurant seafood handler, and fish food factory); Also canning factory (octopus), and dietetic product (shark cartilage); [Malo] Fish and shellfish are the most common cause of contact urticaria in food workers. [Marks, p. 323, 356]

Reference Link

Occupational asthma caused by fish inhalation

Adverse Effects
Asthma

Yes

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Diseases

Occupational diseases associated with exposure to this agent: