Agent Name

Cinnamon

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Cinnamomum Zeylanicum;

Category

Wood Dusts & Extracts

Comments

Documented cause of occupational asthma: 9 of 42 workers with an average of 4 years of experience processing cinnamon before export; [Malo] Cinnamon leaves and bark contain cinnamic aldehyde which causes allergic contact dermatitis and urticaria. [Marks, p. 76-7] See "Cinnamic aldehyde."

Reference Link

Asthma and other symptoms in cinnamon workers.

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Asthma

Yes

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Diseases

Occupational diseases associated with exposure to this agent: