Agent Name

Phillipine mahogany

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Swietenia macrophylla, Shorea family; Honduran, Tabasco; Baywood; Red, white, yellow, lauan and narra; [Kanerva, p. 1321]

Category

Wood Dusts & Extracts

Comments

Mahogany (Shoreal sp.) is a documented cause of occupational asthma; [Malo] This tree is not a true mahogany. It may cause allergic contact dermatitis in cabinet makers. [Kanerva, p. 1321]

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Asthma

Yes

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Diseases

Occupational diseases associated with exposure to this agent: