Agent Name

Tobacco leaf

Major Category

Biological Agents

Category

Plant-Derived Allergens

Comments

Occupational asthma reported in worker processing tobacco; [Malo] The tobacco plant may induce either either allergic contact dermatitis or immunologic, occupational contact urticaria. "Hypersensitivity from tobacco itself is extremely rare, and when allergic, contact dermatitis is recalcitrant and the patient is required to strictly avoid tobacco." [Kanerva, p. 1372]

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Asthma

Yes

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