Agent Name

African mahogany

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Khaya grandiflora (African mahogany), Khaya ivorensis (Kahya mahogany), Khaya anthotheca (Krala), Khaya senegalensis; [Kanerva, p. 832]

Category

Wood Dusts & Extracts

Sources/Uses

Four Khaya species of this tree grow in West Africa. The species are Khaya grandiflora (African mahogany), Khaya ivorensis (Kahya mahogany), Khaya anthotheca (Krala), and Khaya senegalensis (Dry zone mahogany). The wood is used as a substitute for South American mahogany to build expensive furniture, interior woodwork, and boats. [Kanerva, p. 832]

Comments

Causes contact dermatitis and airborne contact dermatitis; [Kanerva, p. 832]

Reference Link

Dermatitis due to the wood dusts of Khaya anthotheca and Machaerium scleroxylon.

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

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