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.

Oasys Notifications for Iroko Wood Dust

The Oasys Audit scheme started midway through 2010 and collects agents typed in through the Oasys program. The years before 2010 show old data entered during 2010 or later and are likely to have many fewer notifications. We expect Oasys to become more widely adopted as time goes by so increasing notifications does not necessarily mean an increasing problem.

Occupational asthma notifications to the Oasys Audit Scheme for Iroko Wood Dust

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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