Agent Name

Phytase

CAS Number

37341-58-5

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Phosphatase, phytate; Phytate phosphatase; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Enzymes

Comments

Enzymes are potential causes of immunologic contact urticaria. The risk is extremely low "where airborne exposure is properly controlled to minimize the risk of respiratory sensitization." [Kanerva, p. 483] Occupational asthma reported in animal-feed mixers; [Malo]

Reference Link

Occupational IgE sensitisation to phytase, a phosphatase derived from Aspergillus niger

Adverse Effects
Asthma

Yes

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