Agent Name

Poplar

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Populus

Category

Wood Dusts & Extracts

Comments

The main allergen in poplar bud resin is caffeic acid dimethyl allylic ester (108084-13-7). The same allergen is present in propolis, the "glue" in honeycomb. Allergic contact dermatitis reported in a tree surgeon; [Kanerva, p. 1134]

Reference Link

Occupational allergic contact dermatitis from caffeates in poplar bud resin in a tree surgeon

Exposure Assessment
Reference Link

Propolis allergy. (II). The sensitizing properties of 1,1-dimethylallyl caffeic acid ester

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

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Diseases

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