Agent Name

Anacardiaceae species

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Cashew (Anacardium occidentale); Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba); Indian marking nut (Semecarpus anacardium); Japanese lacquer (Rhus vernicifera); Mango (Mangifera idica); Rengas wood

Category

Wood Dusts & Extracts

Comments

Poison ivy, oak, and sumac are also in this family. [Marks, p. 255] "This family is probably the most important cause of allergic contact dermatitis worlwide. It includes Rhus, formerly Toxicodendron, radicans, and toxicarium (poison ivy and poison oak, respectively), major allergens in the USA, Rhus succedaneum and vernicifluum (sources of Japanese lacquer), Anacardium occidentale, the cashew nut tree, and Mangifera indica (mango), both cultivated in the tropics, and Smdingium in Southern Africa." [Kanerva, p. 800]

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

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