Agent Name

Sucupira

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Bowdichia nitida; Sicopira; Sebipira; [Kanerva, p. 1322]

Category

Wood Dusts & Extracts

Sources/Uses

The tree is native to Brazil, and the wood is often used for flooring. [Kanerva, p. 828]

Comments

Allergens include Bowdichione and 2,6-DMBQ (Dimethoxy-benzoquinone); Cases of allergic contact dermatitis among woodworkers have been reported since 1932. More recently, cases have been reported in joiners and flooring manufacturers. [Kanerva, p. 828, 1322]

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

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