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  Substance Info: (and synonyms)
Jute

Background Info:

 

Adverse Reactions:

IMMUNE REACTIONS



Non-Immune reactions


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Oils used in the processing of Jute can cause irritations and can produce folliculitis and oil-acne. Flax requires no added oil in manufacturing and therefore oil-acne is less common. Potassium-hydroxide may be used as an additive and can produce irritations. Reports that exposure to oil used to treat jute can be carcinogenic.

Byssinosis. (Nakladalova 2000 ref.9719 2)

In 41 textile workers employed in the processing of jute and sisal, only 5.0% of the jute workers and 9.5% of the sisal workers demonstrated positive skin reactions to jute or sisal allergens. Increased IgE was found in 9.8% of the textile workers. Among 35 control workers 11.4% reacted with a positive skin reaction to the jute or sisal allergen and 2.9% had increased IgE. Chronic respiratory symptoms as well as changes in ventilatory capacity were found in textile workers with positive and negative skin tests. Our data suggest that immunological reactions are not likely to be responsible for the development of respiratory impairment in textile workers exposed to jute and sisal dust. (Zuskin 1993 ref.9723 4)

Reference:
Reorganization process. Data in process of being reorganized. Editorial staff 2006




Occupational reactions


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OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE:
Textile workers

Respiratory symptoms can occur in Jute workers and Burlap workers. Jute workers have also been reported to have ulcerations of the skin of the legs and eczema as a result of standing in water.

Reference:
Reorganization process. Data in process of being reorganized. Editorial staff 2006




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