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Wood Toxicity Table

 

               

&This table is from the public domain, so we cannot gaurantee the information listed below.  We do believe that this list is very helpful.  The list is also very incomplete.  We will update as we get more information.

 

December 16, 2009

ID

Type

S Name

Reaction

Affected Area

Potency

Source

Incidence

1

Abura/bahia

 

 

Vomiting

 

Dust

Rare

2

Afromosia

 

Irritant

Eye, skin, respiratory, splinters go septic,                      nervous system  effects

+

Dust

Rare

3

Afzelia/doussie

 

Irritant

dermatitis sneezing

 

 

 

4

Agba/tola

 

Irritant

Skin irritation

 

 

 

5

Alder

 

Irritant

Eye, skin, respiratory, dermatitis, rhinitis, bronchial effects

 

Dust

Common

6

And oba/crabwood

 

Irritant

sneezing, eye irritation

 

 

 

7

Angelico

 

Irritant

Eye, skin, Respiratory

 

Dust

Rare

8

Arborvitae

 

Irritant

Respiratory

 

Dust

Rare

9

Ash, Alpine (Eucalyptus deleqatensis)

 

 

Irritation to nose, eyes & throat, dermatitis

 

 

 

10

Ash, Mountain (Eucalyptus      regnans)

 

Irritant

Respiratory, decrease in lung function, Irritation to nose, eyes, throat, headaches, vomiting

 

Dust

Common

11

Avodire

 

Irritant

dermatitis, nose bleeds

 

Dust

 

12

Ayanmovinqui

 

Irritant

Dermatitis

 

 

 

13

Balsam Fir

 

Sensitizer

Eyes, skin

 

Leaves, bark

Common

14

Basralocus/Angelique

 

 

unspecific effects

 

 

 

 

15

Beech, European (Fagus Sylvania)

 

Sensitizer, nausea, nasopharyngeal cancer

Eyes, skin, respiratory, dermatitis, decrease in lung function, eye irritation, nasal cancer

 

Dust, wood, leaves, bark

Common

16

Birch

 

Sensitizer, nausea

Respiratory, dermatitis on sawing lumber

 

Wood, dust

Common

17

Black Locust

 

Irritant, nausea

Eyes, skin

 

Leaves, bark

Common

18

Blackbean (Castanospermum australe)

 

Irritant

Irritation to nose, eyes & throat, dermatitis

 

 

 

19

Blackwood (Acacia melanoxylon)

 

Sensitizer

Dermatitis, asthma, irritation of nose & throat

 

Dust, wood

Common

20

Blackwood (Surinam)

 

sensitizer

Eyes, skin

 

Dust, wood

Common

21

Boxwood, European (Bonus sempervirens)

 

Sensitizer

Eye, nose, skin, dermatitis, respiratory, 6, throat

 

Dust, wood

Common

22

Brazilian Cherry (Jatoba)

 

 

Irritation to nose &throat

 

Dust, wood

Common

23

Bubinga

 

Irritant

Dermatitis, skin lesions possible

 

 

 

24

Cashew

 

Sensitizer

Eyes, skin

 

Dust, wood

Rare

25

Cedar (American)

 

Irritant, sensitizer

allergic contact dermatitis

 

Wood, dust

Common

26

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

27

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

28

Cedar, South American (Cedrela spp)

 

Irritant, sensitizer

Dermatitis, asthma, nasal cancer, irritation to nose & throat. Sap may cause blistering of skin & inflammation of eyelids

 

Wood, dust

Common

29

Cedar, White (Melia azedarach)

 

Irritant, sensitizer

Dermatitis

 

Wood, dust

Common

30

Chechem

 

Irritant, sensitizer

Eyes, skin, respiratory

 

Dust, wood

Unknown

31

Chestnut

 

 

Dermatitis (possibly from bark lichens)

 

 

 

32

Cocobolo

 

Irritant, sensitizer

Eyes, skin, respiratory

 

Dust, wood

Common

33

Coolibah (Eucalyptus microtheca)

 

Irritant

Dermatitis

 

 

 

34

Crows Ash (Flindersia Australia)

 

Irritant

Dermatitis

 

 

 

35

Cypress, Bald

 

Sensitizer

Respiratory

 

              Dust

Rare

36

Cypress Pine, White (Callitt s glauca)

 

Sensitizer

Dermatitis, swelling eyelids, asthma, irritation of nose & throat, nasal cancer, furuncilosis

 

Dust

Rare

37

Dahoma

 

Irritant

Eyes, skin

 

Dust, wood

Common

38

Ebony (Diospyros spp)

 

Irritant, sensitizer

Irritation to nose, eyes & throat, dermatitis, mucous membrane irritation, possibly a skin sensitizer

 

Dust, wood

Common

39

Elm, European (Ulmus spp.)

 

Irritant

Eyes, skin

 

Dust

Rare

40

Fir, Douglas

 

 

Dermatitis, splinters go septic, rhinitis, bronchial effects

 

 

 

41

Fir, Douglas (Oregon - Pseudo1suga menzies)

 

Irritant, nasophatyngeal cancer

Dermatitis, nasal cancer, irritation to eyes & throat

 

Dust

Rare

42

Freijo/cordial

 

Irritant, sensitizer

Eyes, skin

 

 

 

43

Gaboon/okoume

 

Irritant

Asthma, cough, eye irritation, dermal effects (hands, eyelids)

 

 

 

44

Gedu nohor/edinam

 

 

Dermatitis

 

Dust

Rare

45

Goncalo ayes

 

Irritant, Sensitizer

Eyes, skin

 

Dust, wood

Rare

46

Greenheart

 

Sensitizer

Eyes, skin, splinters as septic, cardiac & intestinal disorders, severe throat irritation

 

Dust, wood

Common

47

Grey Box (Eucalyptus microcarpa)

 

Irritant

Eczema, irritation to nose & throat

 

 

 

48

Guarea

 

Sensitizer

Eyes, skin, and mucous membrane irritation

 

Dust

Rare

49

40  Gum (southern blue)

 

 

Dermatitis

 

 

 

50

Hemlock (western)

 

Nasopharyngeal cancer

Respiratory

 

Dust

Rare

51

Idigbo

 

Possible irritant

 

 

 

 

52

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

53

Iroko

 

Irritant, sensitizer, pneumonias

"Eyes, skin, respiratory, bronchial effects, rhinitis

+++

Dust, wood

Common

54

Jarrah

Eucalyptus marginata

Irritation to nose & throat

 

 

 

 

55

Katon

 

Irritant

Eyes, skin, respiratory

+

Dust

Rare

56

Kingwood

 

Irritant

Eyes, skin

+

Dust, wood

Common

57

Larch

 

irritant

nettle rash, dermatitis (possibly from bark lichens)

 

 

 

58

Lauan/Meranti 

Irrant 

 

 

 

 

 

59

Limba       

 

Irritant

splinters go septic, nettle rash, nose and gum bleeding, decrease in lung function

 

 

 

60

Mahogany

 

Irritant

dermatitis, respiratory disorders, mucous membrane irritation

 

 

 

61

Mahogany

Swietenia

sensitizer, pneumoitis alveoloti

skin, respiratory

+

dust

Unknown

62

Mahogany African

 

Irritant, sensitizer

Skin, respiratory

+++

Dust

Common

63

Mahogany American

 

Sensitizer

Eyes, skin, respiratory

+

Dust

Common

64

Makore

 

Irritant

Eyes, skin, dermatitis, mucous membrane and respiratory tract irritation, central nervous system and blood effects

+

Dust

Rare

65

Mansonia

 

Irritant, sensitizer, nausea, malaise

Eyes, skin, splinters go septic, skin sensitization, irritation, respiratory disorders, nose bleeds, headache, cardiac disorders

+++

Dust, wood

Common

66

Manzinilla

 

Irritant

Respiratory

++

Dust, wood

Common

67

Maple

 

Sensitizer, pneumonia

decrease in lung function

+++

Dust

Common

68

Maple (Spalted - C. Corticale mold)

 

Sensitizer, pneumonia

Respiratory

+++

Dust

Common

69

Meranti

(Shorea spp.)

Irritant

Irritation to nose, eyes & throat, dermatitis

 

 

 

70

Meranti/lauan

 

Irritant

skin irritation

 

 

 

71

Messmate

(Eucalyptus obliqua)

Irritant

"Asthma, dermatitis"irritation to nose, eyes & throat,

 

 

 

72

Mimosa

 

"Direct toxin, irritant, nausea"

Respiratory

++++

"Leaves, bark"

Common

73

Miva Mahogany

(Dysoxylum muelleri)

Irritant

Congested lungs, irritation to nose, eyes & throat, dermatitis, headache, nose bleeding & loss of appetite

 

 

 

74

Mulga

(Acacia aneura)

 

 

 

 

 

75

Myrtle

 

Sensitizer

Respiratory

+++

Dust, wood, leaves, bark

Common

76

Oak

 

Sensitizer, nasopharyngeal cancer

Eyes, skin, asthma, sneezing, eye irritation

++

"Dust, wood, leaves, bark"

Rare, unknown

77

Obeche

 

Irritant, sensitizer

Eyes, skin and respiratory tract irritation, nettle rash, dermatitis, feverish, sneezing, wheezing

+++

Dust, wood

Common

78

Oleander

 

Direct toxin, malaise, nausea

Cardiac, respiratory

++++

Dust, wood, leaves, bark

Common

79

Olivewood

 

Irritant, sensitizer

Eyes, skin, respiratory

+++

Dust, Wood

Common

80

Opepe

 

Sensitizer

Respiratory, dermatitis, mucous membrane irritation, central nervous system effects e.g. giddiness, visual effects; nose bleeds and blood spitting

+

Dust

Rare

81

Orangewood

 

Irritant

Respiratory

+

Dust, wood

Rare

82

Padauk

 

Sensitizer, nausea, malaise

Species-dependant: itching, eye, skin & respiratory irritation, vomiting, swelling (e.g. eyelids)

+++

Dust, wood

Common

83

Pau Ferro

 

Sensitizer

Eyes, skin

+

Dust, Wood

Rare

84

Peroba

 

Irritant

skin and mucous membrane irritation; systemic effects e.g. headache, nausea, stomach cramp, weakness, blisters

 

 

 

85

Peroba Rosa

 

irritant, nausea, malaise

Respiratory

++

Dust, wood

Unknown

86

Peroba White

 

Irritant, nausea

Respiratory

++

Dust, wood

Common

87

Pine

 

Irritant

Skin irritation (may cause photosensitization); decrease in lung function

++

Dust, wood

Common

88

Poplar

 

Irritant

sneezing, eye irritation, may cause blisters

 

 

 

89

Port Orford Cedar

(Chamaecyparis lawsoniana)

Irritant

Dermatitis, violent ear ache, giddiness, stomach cramps, bronchitis, irritation of mucous membranes

 

 

 

90

Purpleheart

 

Nausea

Respiratory

++

Dust, wood

Common

91

Quebracho

 

Irritant, malaise, nasopharyngeal cancer, nausea

Respiratory

++, ?

Dust, leaves, bark

Common, unknown

92

Ramin

 

Irritant

Eyes, skin, dermatitis (possibly from bark)

++

Dust, wood

Rare

93

Redwood

(Sequoia sempervirens)

"Sensitizer, nasopharyngeal cancer, , pneumoitis alveolotis"

Skin, eyes, respiratory, dermatitis & asthma

+++

Dust

Rare, unknown

94

Rimu

(Dacrydium cupressinum)

Irritant

Irritation to eyes & nose

 

 

 

95

Rosewoods

 

Irritant, sensitizer, irritant

"Skin, eyes, respiratory, dermatitis. Effects may arise from handling wood"

++++

Dust, wood

Common

96

Sapele

 

Irritant

skin irritation

 

 

 

97

Sassafras

 

Direct toxin, sensitizer, nasopharyngeal cancer, nausea

Respiratory

+, ?

Dust, wood, leaves, bark

Rare, unknown

98

Satinwood

 

Irritant

Skin, eyes, respiratory

+++

Dust and Wood

Common

99

Sequoia

 

Irritant, nasopharyngeal cancer

Respiratory

+

Dust

Rare

100

Snakewood

 

Irritant

Respiratory

++

Dust and wood

Rare

101

Spotted Gum

(Eucalyptus maculate)

Irritant

Dermatitis

 

 

 

102

Spruce

 

Sensitizer

Respiratory, respiratory disorders, possible photosensitization

+

Dust and wood

Rare

103

Stave Wood

 

Irritant

Respiratory

+

Dust and wood

Rare

104

Sucupira

 

Irritant

Respiratory

+

Dust and wood

Rare

105

Teak

 

Sensitizer, pneumoitis alveolotis

Skin, eyes, respiratory, dermatitis (potent, even after seasoning) nettle rash

+++

Dust

Common

106

Teak

(Tectona grandis)

Irritant

Dermatitis, conjunctivitis, oversensitivity to light, swelling of the scrotum, irritation to nose & throat, nausea

 

 

 

107

Utile

 

Irritant

skin irritation

 

 

 

108

Walnut, Black

 

Sensitizer

Skin, eyes, sneezing, rhinitis, dermatitis from nut shells and roots

++

Dust and wood

Common

109

Walnut, European

(Juglans regia)

Sensitizer

"Nasal cancer, irritation to nose, eyes & throat, dermatitis

++

Dust, wood

Common

110

Wenge

 

Sensitizer

"Skin, eyes, respiratory, splinters go septic; dermatitis, central nervous system effects e.g. giddiness, drowsiness, visual disturbance, abdominal cramps

++

Dust, wood

Common

112

Western Red Cedar

(Thuga plicata)

Sensitizer, nasopharyngeal cancer

Asthma, dermatitis, nasal cancer, nausea, rhinitis, nose bleeding, giddiness, stomach pain

+++

Dust, leaves, bark

Common

112

White Baltic

(Picea abies)

Irritant

Asthma, skin irritation

 

 

 

113

Whitewood

 

Irritant

Dermatitis

 

 

 

114

Willow

 

Sensitizer

Respiratory

+

Dust, wood, leaves, bark

Rare

115

Yellow Gum

(Eucalyptus leucoxylon)

Irritant

Irritation of nose & throat

 

 

 

116

Yew

 

Direct toxin, irritant, nausea, malaise, nasopharyngeal cancer

Skin, eyes, cardiac, respiratory, dermatitis, systemic effects e.g. headache, blood pressure drop, cardiac effects

++,++++

Dust, wood

Common

117

Zebrawood

 

Sensitizer

Skin, eyes

++

Dust, wood

Rare