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Main Title Health aspects of castor bean dust ; review and bibliography : [by] Edwin [sic] M. Apen, Jr. [et al.].
Author Apen, Jr, Edwin M. ; Coope, W. Clark ; Horto, Robert J. M. ; Schee, Lester D.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Apen, Edward M.
CORP Author National Center for Air Pollution Control, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Publisher U.S. Bureau of Disease Prevention and Environmental Control,
Year Published 1967
Report Number PHS PUB 999 AP 36
Stock Number PB-190 241
Subjects Ricinus. ; Hypersensitivity--etiology. ; Ricinus--bibliography
Additional Subjects ( Air pollution ; Reviews) ; ( Plants(Botany) ; Toxicity) ; Dust ; Wind ; Transport properties ; Public health ; Allergy ; Powders ; Sensitivity ; Control ; Etiology ; Bibliographies ; Plant residues ; Castor bean dust ; Ricinus communis
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-190 241 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 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.