Agent Name

African maple

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Triplochiton scleroxylon; African whitewood; arere; obeche; samba; wawa; abachi

Category

Wood Dusts & Extracts

Comments

Documented cause of occupational asthma; [Malo] Allergic contact dermatitis and asthma have been reported. (For "African whitewood" or "Triplochiton scleroxylon.") [ILO Encyclo: Woodworking Processes, Table 1] Obeche wood causes immunologic, occupational contact urticaria. [Kanerva, p. 222]

Reference Link

Occupational asthma caused by African maple (Obeche) and Ramin: evidence of cross reactivity between these two woods.

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Asthma

Yes

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