Agent Name

American mahogany

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Swietenia mahogani; American mahoganies (Cuban, West Indian, Spanish); [Kanerva, p. 1321]

Category

Wood Dusts & Extracts

Comments

Allergic contact dermatitis and asthma have been reported. ("Mahogany" or "American mahogany") [ILO Encyclo: Woodworking Processes, Table 1] The allergen is Anthothecol and 2,6-DMBQ. Asthma, mucosal irritation, and nail discoloration are possible symptoms. [Kanerva, p. 1321]

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Asthma

Yes

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