Agent Name

East Indian rosewood

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Dalbergia latifolia; Bombay blackwood; Sissoo; [Kanerva, p. 1323]

Category

Wood Dusts & Extracts

Comments

East Indian rosewood is similar to Brazilian rosewood from a different locality. Both woods are used to make cabinets, inlays, musical instruments, and jewelry; the allergens, (S)-4-methoxydalbergion and others, are the same for both. [Kanerva, p. 830] [Gallo R, et al. Airborne contact dermatitis from east Indian rosewood (Dalbergia latifolia Roxb). Contact Dermatitis. 1996 Jul;35(1):60-1. No abstract available]

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

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