Agent Name

Pine dust and tar

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Pinus species

Category

Wood Dusts & Extracts

Sources/Uses

Pine and spruce are northern hemisphere trees and members of the Pinacea family. Pine and spruce trees are the sources for turpentine and rosin (colophony). [Kanerva, p. 833]

Comments

The pine tree is one of the "Plants Causing Allergic Contact Dermatitis." [Marks, p. 244]

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

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