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Generate plant-derived bioaerosols

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Occupational asthma has been reported in farmers, greenhouse workers, gardeners, tea and herb processors, castor bean oil extractors, florists, and laboratory workers exposed to the following plant-derived aerosols: Amaryllis, baby's breath, bell pepper, black henna, Brazil ginseng, chamomile (cosmetician), courgette (zucchini), decorative flowers, eggplant, freesia, grass juice, herbal material (other), herbal tea, lathyrus odoratus, Limonium tataricum, liquorice roots (Glycyrrhiza spp), lycopodium, Madagascar jasmine sap, Miracle tree seed powder (cosmetic industry), Passiflora alata and Rhamnus purshiana (used to make herbal remedies), peach leaf, phoenix canariensis, Quillaja bark (saponin production), rose hips, rose oil, Sacha Inchi seeds, Sanyak (Dioscorea batatas) and Korean ginseng, sarsaparilla root, Sonji (Polygala tenuifolia), spathe flowers, sunflower pollen, sweet pea; thale cress (research student), tobacco leaf, vicia sativa, weeping fig; [Malo]

Job Task Category

Handling Plants

Reference Link

Occupational asthma to "the miracle tree" (Moringa oleifera): first description.

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Allergens

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