Agent Name

Brazilian walnut

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Cordia goeldiana; Cordia gerascanthus; Cordia mellenii; Cordia platythyrsa; Canalete; Freijo; [Kanerva, p. 826, 829]

Category

Wood Dusts & Extracts

Sources/Uses

Related trees with the same allergens are the Cordia gerascanthus in Venezuela and the Cordia mellenii and Cordia platythyrsa BAKER in tropical Africa. The related woods are used mainly for indoor carpentry jobs. Brazilian walnut (Cordia goeldiana) is also used in boat building and exterior construction. [Kanerva, p. 829]

Comments

The allergens are Cordiachromes. Allergic contact dermatitis and airborne contact dermatitis have been reported in woodworkers. [Kanerva, p. 829] Imbuia (Brazilian walnut) caused occupational asthma in a furniture manufacturing worker. [Malo]

Reference Link

Occupational asthma caused by imbuia wood dust [case report]

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Asthma

Yes

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Diseases

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