Agent Name

Vegetable gums

Major Category

Biological Agents

Category

Plant-Derived Allergens

Sources/Uses

Gum arabic (acacia gum) is used in lithographic printing; [Wikopedia]

Comments

Includes: acacia--printers; tragacanth--gum importer; karaya--hairdressers; guar--carpet manufacturing; guta-percha--dental hygienist; [Malo]

Adverse Effects
Asthma

Yes

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Diseases

Occupational diseases associated with exposure to this agent: