Agent Name

Mold and algae derived allergens

Major Category

Biological Agents

Category

Plant & Animal Dusts/Aerosols

Comments

Mold and algae that cause asthma, based on "Agents Causing Occupational Asthma with Key References" by Chan-Yeung & Malo. In: [Malo] Includes: Dictyostelium discoideum (slime molds)--technicians; Aspergillus niger--technicians; Aspergillus--beet sugar workers; Alternaria--baker; Trichoderma koningii--sawmill workers; Plasmopara viticola--greenhouse worker; Chlorella (algae)--pharmacists: Algae (species unspecified)--Thallassotherapist (sea water therapy) Neurospora--plywood factory worker; Chrysonilia sitophila--logging worker; Rhizopus nigricans--coal miner; Sooty molds (Ascomycetes, deuteromycetes)--laborer; Penicillium nalgiovensis--sausage processing; Monascus ruber--delicatessen plant; Mucor species (contaminating esparto fibers); Also see fungal enzymes in the category "Biological Enzymes."

Adverse Effects
Asthma

Yes

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