Agent Name

Allergens, spice processing

Major Category

Biological Agents

Category

Plant-Derived Allergens

Comments

Occupational asthma documented: Spices--spices processing; Saffron spice--saffron processors; Fenugreek--food industry; Aniseed--food industry; [Malo] Contact urticaria documented: Jalpeno pepper, Cinnamic aldehyde, Chive, Mustard, Paprika, Coriander, Curry; [Kanerva, p. 220-1]

Reference Link

Work-related allergic respiratory disease and asthma in spice mill workers is associated with inhalant chili pepper and garlic exposures.

Adverse Effects
Asthma

Yes

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Diseases

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