Occupational asthma caused by guar gum.


Some vegetable gums have been reported to cause asthma. We describe three subjects who were exposed at work to guar gum, which is derived from the outer part of Cyanopsis tetragonolobus, a vegetable that grows in India. The first subject worked for a pharmaceutical company; the second and third subjects worked at a carpet-manufacturing plant. All three… (More)


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@article{Lagier1990OccupationalAC, title={Occupational asthma caused by guar gum.}, author={F Lagier and Andr{\'e} Cartier and Jakub Somer and Jerry Dolovich and J L Malo}, journal={The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology}, year={1990}, volume={85 4}, pages={785-90} }