Agent Name

Wheat flour

CAS Number

130498-22-5

Major Category

Biological Agents

Category

Plant-Derived Allergens

Description

Cream-colored powder; [Horizon Milling MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Permitted for use as an inert ingredient in non-food pesticide products; [EPA] Used as a food product; [Horizon Milling MSDS]

Comments

Dust may cause eye and respiratory tract irritation; [Horizon Milling MSDS] "This study demonstrated that ehe association between wheat allergen exposure and IgE sensitisation is not modified by IgG4 to wheat nor does IgG4 display a protective effect." [Reference #1] See "Flour (wheat, rye and soya)."

Reference Link

Exposure-response relationships for inhalant wheat allergen exposure and asthma.

Exposure Assessment
TLV (ACGIH)

0.5 mg/m3, inhalable particulate matter

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Asthma

Yes

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