Agent Name

Wheat weevil

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Sitophilus granarius

Category

Insect-Derived Allergens

Comments

Can cause occupational asthma; [Malo]

Reference Link

IgE-mediated inhalant allergy in inhabitants of a building infested by the rice weevil (Sitophilus oryzae)

Exposure Assessment
Reference Link

Millworkers' asthma: allergic responses to the grain weevil (Sitophilus granarius)

Adverse Effects
Asthma

Yes

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Diseases

Occupational diseases associated with exposure to this agent: