Occupational Asthma Reference

Tarlo SM, Occupational asthma induced by tall oil in the rubber tyre industry, Clin Exp Allergy, 1992;22:99-101,

Keywords: oa, tall oil, rubber, tyre, pine, colophony, case report, ch

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Susan Tarlo, Toronto Susan Tarlo

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A worker in the rubber tyre industry is described with occupational asthma from exposure to a solution of tall oil, a pine resin, confirmed by specific inhalation challenge. This supports studies of contact dermatitis which have suggested abietic and dehydroabietic acid oxidants to be the cause of colophony induced allergic reactions

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