Agent Name

Pau marfim

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Balfourodendron riedelianum is the scientific name from the [Malo] reference. The [ILO Encyclo, Table 86.1] reference shows pau marfim to belong to the Aspidosperma spp.

Category

Wood Dusts & Extracts

Comments

Occupational asthma reported in a woodworker; [Malo] Allergic contact dermatitis and asthma have been reported. (The scientific name of pau marfim is shown as Aspidosperma spp., A. peroba or A.vargasii.) [ILO Encyclo: Woodworking Processes, Table 1]

Reference Link

Occupational rhinitis and asthma caused by inhalation of Balfourodendron riedelianum (Pau Marfim) wood dust.

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Asthma

Yes

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Diseases

Occupational diseases associated with exposure to this agent: