Agent Name

Lycopodium

CAS Number

8023-70-9

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Club-moss spores; Lycopodium seed; Vegetable sulfur; [Merck Index]

Category

Plant-Derived Allergens

Description

A fine yellow powder; [Merck Index] The powder dispersed in air will ignite as a spectacular fireball (like grain elevator explosions). See http://www.angelo.edu/faculty/kboudrea/demos/lycopodium/lycopodium.htm.

Comments

Occupational asthma reported in workers processing lycopodium to manufacture fireworks, pills, etc.; [Malo]

Adverse Effects
Asthma

Yes

Links to Other NLM Databases
Toxicity Information

Search TOXNET

Chemical Information

Search ChemIDplus

Biomedical References

Search PubMed

Related Information in HazMap
Diseases

Occupational diseases associated with exposure to this agent: