Agent Name

Kejaat

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Pterocarpus angolensis

Category

Wood Dusts & Extracts

Comments

Documented cause of occupational asthma; [Malo] Allergic contact dermatitis and asthma have been reported. (For Pterocarpus spp. including African padauk, New Guinea rosewood, red sandalwood, red sanders, or quassia wood. Kejaat is not one of the names listed in this reference.) [ILO Encyclo: Woodworking Processes, Table 1]

Reference Link

Wood dust as an inhalant allergen; bronchial asthma caused by kejaat wood, Pterocarpus angolensis.

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Asthma

Yes

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Diseases

Occupational diseases associated with exposure to this agent: