Agent Name

Papain

CAS Number

9001-73-4

Major Category

Biological Agents

Category

Enzymes

Sources/Uses

From papaya;

Comments

Occupational asthma reported in 45% of 29 pharmaceutical workers; [Malo] Contact urticaria reported in workers handling this enzyme; [Kanerva, p. 221] Danger of airway sensitization; [MAK]

Adverse Effects
Asthma

Yes

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Diseases

Occupational diseases associated with exposure to this agent: