Agent Name

Iroko

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Chlorophora excelsa; African teak; African oak; Rokko; Kambala; Swamp mahogany; Rock elm; West African mulberry; Bush oak; [Kanerva, p. 1322]

Category

Wood Dusts & Extracts

Sources/Uses

This wood from South Africa has many of the desirable qualities of teak and is sometimes used as a substitute for teak. [Kanerva, p. 829]

Comments

Occupational asthma reported in a carpenter; [Malo] Allergic contact dermatitis was first reported in 1910. The allergen is Chlorophorin. [Kanerva, p. 829]

Reference Link

Occupational asthma caused by iroko wood.

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Asthma

Yes

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