moth dust

Woody Woods woody.woods at
Tue May 29 05:15:10 EDT 2001

I have seen this happen with colleagues who have had prolonged exposure
to hawkmoths in a research colony; sensitivity appeared to increase with
time, though use of dust masks seemed to solve the problem.

monarchsforever wrote:

>   I put about 10 pair of Lunas in a box to tie and the next day when I
> took the lid off I must have inhaled about a cup of white abdomen
> dust. To make a long story short I'm now on a steroid inhaler and
> Claritin. Has anyone else had this reaction to moths?

William A. Woods Jr.
Department of Biology
University of Massachusetts Boston
100 Morrissey Blvd                      Lab: 617-287-6642
Boston, MA 02125                        Fax: 617-287-6650


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