Agent Name

Fernambouc

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Caisalpinia echinata; In Appendix D of ACGIH publication, Fernam bouc is the common name and Caesalpinia the Latin name. [TLVs and BEIs]

Category

Wood Dusts & Extracts

Comments

Occupational asthma reported in 12 of 36 violin bow makers; [Malo] Allergic contact dermatitis has been reported. (For "Brasilwood" or "Caesalpinia echinata"; the name "Fernambouc" is not listed in this reference.) [ILO Encyclo: Woodworking Processes, Table 1]

Reference Link

[Bowmaker's disease: an occupational disease in the manufacture of bows for string instruments].

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Asthma

Yes

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Diseases

Occupational diseases associated with exposure to this agent: