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EC number: 242-060-2
CAS number: 18172-67-3
Only occupational data with co-exposure of terpenes with many other substances potentially leading to adverse changes in respiratory parameters are available. No acute effects on respiratory parameters coud be identified. beta-Pinene did not elicit positive dermal reaction up to 10% in patients sensitised to many essential oils.
Occupational studies reported respiratory
parameters of workers co-exposed to monoterpenes but also to wood dust
and potentially many other irritant substances not taken into account in
those studies. Changes in respiratory parameters showed chronic rather
than acute reaction in the airways which would probably be due to wood
dust exposure rather than terpenes exposure (Eriksson, 1997).
These results were confirmed by studies in
human volunteers exposed for 2h to alpha-pinene and where no significant
changes in respiratory parameters could be identified (Falk, 1990).
Also, exposure of healthy volunteers to Oriented Strand Boards emissions
did not elicit sensory irritations or pulmonary effects. More
particularly, 2 h exposures to mixed emissions with terpenes
concentrations up to 4.6 mg/m3 (including up to 0.7 mg/m3
beta-pinene) did not induce acute respiratory health effects in humans
Skin sensitisation data in humans showed
that contrary to turpentine oil and alpha-pinene, beta-pinene did not
elicit positive dermal reaction up to 10% in petrolatum althought the 2
patients tested were already sensitised to many essential oils
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