Iroko Wood Dust

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Iroko is a South African wood that is sometimes used as a substitute for teak. The dust is a well recognised cause of occupational asthma.

Several patients have had positive specific inhalation challenge tests to Iroko dust.

Skin prick tests and Specific IgE to Iroko are often negative in those that have occupational asthma caused by Iroko.

References for: Iroko Wood Dust See published papers on "Iroko Wood Dust" from this website.
Haz-Map information on: Iroko Wood Dust See information on "Iroko Wood Dust" from the HazMap (Information on Hazardous Chemicals and Occupational Diseases) website.

Selected References for Iroko Wood Dust

Abstract Available for Occupational asthma due to exposure to iroko wood dust Ricciardi L, Fedele R, Saitta S et al, Occupational asthma due to exposure to iroko wood dust, Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol, 2003;91:393-397,

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