Agent Name

Kapok

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Ceiba pentandra

Category

Wood Dusts & Extracts

Sources/Uses

"A silky fiber obtained from the seed covering of a tropical tree." [Encarta]

Comments

Occupational asthma in a sewer worker was confirmed with a specific bronchoprovocation challenge test. [Malo] See "Cotton dust, raw."

Reference Link

Occupational asthma following kapok exposure

Adverse Effects
Asthma

Yes

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Diseases

Occupational diseases associated with exposure to this agent: