Agent Name

Oak

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Quercus; European oak (Quercus robur); American oak (Quercus rubrar); Durmast or sessile oak (Quercus petraea) [ACGIH]

Category

Wood Dusts & Extracts

Comments

"English oak" is a documented cause of occupational asthma. [Malo] Allergic contact dermatitis and asthma have been reported. (For "Oak" or "Quercus spp.") [ILO Encyclo: Woodworking Processes, Table 1]

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Asthma

Yes

ACGIH Carcinogen

Confirmed Human

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Diseases

Occupational diseases associated with exposure to this agent: