Occupational asthma caused by the predatory beneficial mites Amblyseius californicus and Amblyseius cucumeris

Skousgaard, S. G.; Thisling, T.; Bindslev-Jensen, C.; Baelum, J.
April 2010
Occupational & Environmental Medicine;Apr2010, Vol. 67 Issue 4, p17
Academic Journal
The article reports that the widespread use of biological control measures such as beneficial arthropods and microbiological pesticides are influenced by the increasing awareness of problems with chemical pesticides used in greenhouses. It states that immunoglobulin E-mediated sensitization may be conferred by the exposure to microbiological pesticides. It notes that the sensitization and allergic symptoms from the skin, nose and eyes are caused by predatory beneficial mites.


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