Agent Name

Brazilian rosewood

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Dalbergia nigra; Rio rosewood; Bahia rosewood; Jacaranda (pardo); Palissandre bresic; Rio-Palisander; grenadilla; caviuana; [Kanerva, p. 1331]

Category

Wood Dusts & Extracts

Sources/Uses

This wood is now rare. Its appearance and uses are similar to the East Indian rosewood. It is used to make jewelry, furniture, knife handles, and musical instruments. Contact dermatitis has occurred in cabinet makers, knife grinders, butchers, and violinists (exposed to wood in chin rests; [Kanerva, p. 1331, 830]

Comments

The skin sensitizers are the same as the ones in East Indian rosewood. [Kanerva, p. 830]

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

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