Agent Name

Ash

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Fraxinus americana (White ash); Fraxinus excelsior (Common ash); Fraxinus spp.; ash

Category

Wood Dusts & Extracts

Comments

Fraxinus american (ash) caused asthma in a sawmill worker, and Fraxinus excelsior (ash) caused asthma in a furniture manufacturing worker. [Malo] Allergic contact dermatitis has been reported. (For "Ash" or "Fraxinus spp.") [ILO Encyclo: Woodworking Processes, Table 1]

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Asthma

Yes

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