Agent Name

Cocobolo

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Dalbergia retusa; [Kanerva, p. 826]

Category

Wood Dusts & Extracts

Sources/Uses

This Central American wood is durable and easy to carve. It is used to make handles, jewelry, and musical instruments, e.g., recorders. [Kanerva, p. 829]

Comments

Documented cause of occupational asthma; [Malo] Allergic contact dermatitis has been reported in manufacturing workers and musicians. Obtusaquinone is the primary allergen. The incidence of dermatitis is 10-30%. [Kanerva, p. 830, 1321]

Reference Link

Allergic contact dermatitis from a wooden necklace

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Asthma

Yes

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Diseases

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