Agent Name

Garlic

Major Category

Biological Agents

Category

Plant-Derived Allergens

Sources/Uses

Used in pesticides to repel birds, mites, and insects on fruits, vegetables, nuts, grains, and ornamentals; [EPA REDs]

Comments

Garlic dust is a documented cause of occupational asthma in a food packager. [Malo] Garlic and onions are the most common cause of allergic contact dermatitis in food handlers. [Marks, p. 323] Garlic causes occupational contact urticaria. [Kanerva, p. 221]

Reference Link

EPA Pesticide Chemical Search

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Asthma

Yes

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Diseases

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