Agent Name

Cocus

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Brya Ebenus; [Kanerva, p. 826]

Category

Wood Dusts & Extracts

Sources/Uses

The tree is native to the West Indies; the wood is used to make flutes, recorders, clarinets, and kitchen utensils. [Kanerva, p. 828]

Comments

Two similar allergens, Cocus I and Cocus II, have been identified. Allergic contact dermatitis has been reported in flute makers and flute players. [Kanerva, p. 828]

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

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