Agent Name

Silky oak

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Grevillea robusta; [Kanerva, p. 831]

Category

Wood Dusts & Extracts

Sources/Uses

The tree grows in Australia, Africa, Sri Lanka, Indian, and the USA. The wood is used to make flooring, furniture, and plywood. [kanerva, p. 831]

Comments

Allergic contact dermatitis has been reported. [ILO Encyclo: Woodworking Processes, Table 1] The allergen is Grevillol, which is similar in structure to the urushiols that cause poison ivy. [Kanerva, p. 832]

Reference Link

Allergic contact dermatitis to "silver oak" wooden arm bracelets

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Links to Other NLM Databases
Toxicity Information

Search TOXNET

Related Information in HazMap
Diseases

Occupational diseases associated with exposure to this agent: