Job Task Name

Produce silk (sericulture)

Comments

Occupational asthma was reported in 34% of 53 silk workers exposed to allergens in the silkworm. Of 5519 workers exposed to the larvae of the silkworm, 0.2% were found to have work-related asthma. [Malo]

Job Task Category

Handling Insects

Exposed To

Allergens

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