Agent Name

Weeping fig

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Benjamin's fig; Ficus benjamina;

Category

Plant-Derived Allergens

Comments

Occupational asthma documented in 7% of 84 plant keepers; [Malo] Occupational contact urticaria documented; [Kanerva, p. 222]

Reference Link

Occupational allergy to weeping fig in plant keepers.

Adverse Effects
Asthma

Yes

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Diseases

Occupational diseases associated with exposure to this agent: