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Mix or pack pharmaceutical products

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Occupational asthma was reported in 7.7% of 91 pharmaceutical workers manufacturing cephalosporin antibiotics. [Malo] Implicated pharmaceutical products include: enzymes, gum acacia; rose hips; psyllium. penicillamine, salbutamol intermediate, ipecac, cimetidine, opiate compounds, methyldopa, hydralazine, tetracyclines, pencillin, ampicillin, amoxicillin, cephalosporins, piperacillin, ceftazidime, spiramycin, mitoxanthrone, amprolium (mixing poultry feed), isoniazid, tylosin (a veterinary macrolide antibiotic), piperazine, Mesalamine, 7-aminocephalosporanic acid, Aescin, Colistin, Phenylglycine acid chloride hydrochloride, Thiamphenicol, Sulfathiazole, and Vancomycin. If the pharmacy worker prepares herbal remedies from plant extracts, then see "Generate plant-derived bioaerosols." [Malo]

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Processing Materials

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Allergens

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