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Known Synonyms

batter mix flour/eggs
bread flour
Der farinae
Dermatophagoides farinae
Dermatophegoides farinae
farinha de trigo
Flour Additives
flour dust
Flour improvers
Flour, wheat, barley etc
grain dust
Plain Flour
Plain Flour IgG
Wheal Flour
wheat dust
Wheat Flour

Flour is a common cause of occupational asthma in bakers and also in millers and animal feed processors. The exposure levels are often relatively high. A proportion of bakers with occupational asthma to flour have negative IgE to flour and other relevant allergens. Many bakers are also exposed to enzymes (Alpha amylase being the most common) which are more potent allergens.

Pastry Cooks, Pizza Makers and similar food workers are often exposed to flour without the enzymes.

References for: Flour See published papers on "Flour" from this website.
Haz-Map information on: Flour See information on "Flour" from the HazMap (Information on Hazardous Chemicals and Occupational Diseases) website.
Asmanet information on: Flour See information on "Flour" from the AsmaPro website (database of occupational asthma cases).

Oasys Notifications for Flour

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 Flour

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