||Health aspects of castor bean dust ; review and bibliography : [by] Edwin [sic] M. Apen, Jr. [et al.].
Apen, Jr, Edwin M. ;
Coope, W. Clark ;
Horto, Robert J. M. ;
Schee, Lester D.
||National Center for Air Pollution Control, Cincinnati, Ohio.
|| U.S. Bureau of Disease Prevention and Environmental Control,
||PHS PUB 999 AP 36
( Air pollution ;
( Plants(Botany) ;
Transport properties ;
Public health ;
Plant residues ;
Castor bean dust ;
||Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy.
||v, 132 pages : illustrations.
Castor pomace is the residue that remains after castor oil has been removed from the beans of the castor plant Ricinus communis. It is initially in flat cakes, which are broken up into a fine dry powder. This pomace contains one of the most potent allergens nown. It is, therefore, of considerable interest in occupational medicine. Severe allergic reactions frequently occur in exposed workers when appropriate safeguards are not employed. In addition, the fine, light powder form in which the pomace occurs is readily transported from factory and shipping areas into the surrounding community by winds. As a community air pollutant, the pomace can cause widespread and severe allergy in the neighborhoods of mills and factories where it is produced or handled. This publication reviews the occupational and air pollution aspects of castor pomace. An annotated bibliography and selected translations of foreign articles are also included. (Author)
Public Health Service publication, no. 999-AP-36. Microfiche.