Type Reaction Site Potency Source Incidence
Bald Cypress Sensitizer Respiratory + Dust Rare
Balsam Fir Sensitizer Eyes, skin + Leaves, bark Common
Beech Sensitizer, nasopharyngeal cancer Eyes, skin, respiratory ++ Leaves, bark; dust Common
Birch Sensitizer Respiratory ++ Wood, dust Common
Black Locust Irritant, nausea Eyes, skin +++ Leaves, bark Common
Blackwood Sensitizer Eyes, skin ++ Dust, wood Common
Boxwood Sensitizer Eyes, skin ++ Dust, wood Common
Cashew Sensitizer Eyes, skin + Dust, wood Rare
Cocobolo Irritant, sensitizer Eyes, skin, respiratory +++ Dust, wood Common
Dahoma Irritant Eyes, skin ++ Dust, wood Common
Ebony Irritant, sensitizer Eyes, skin ++ Dust, wood Common
Elm Irritant Eyes, skin + Dust Rare
Goncalo aves Sensitizer Eyes, skin ++ Dust, wood Rare
Greenheart (Surinam) Sensitizer Eyes, skin +++ Dust, wood Common
Hemlock Nasopharyngeal cancer Respiratory ? Dust Unknown
Iroko Irritant, sensitizer, pneumonia Eyes, skin, respiratory +++ Dust, wood Common
Mahogany (Swietenia) Sensitizer, pneumonia Skin, respiratory + Dust Unknown
Mansonia Irritant, sensitizer, nausea Eyes, skin +++ Dust, wood Common
Maple (C. Corticale mold) Sensitizer, pneumonia Respiratory +++ Dust Common
Mimosa Nausea
? Leaves, bark Unknown
Myrtle Sensitizer Respiratory ++ Leaves, bark; dust Common
Oak Sensitizer, nasopharyngeal cancer Eyes, skin ++, ? Leaves, bark; dust Rare, unknown
Obeche Irritant, sensitizer Eyes, skin, respiratory +++ Dust, wood Common
Oleander Direct toxin, nausea Cardiac ++++ Dust, wood, leaves, bark Common
Olivewood Irritant, sensitizer Eyes, skin, respiratory +++ Dust, wood Common
Opepe Sensitizer Respiratory + Dust Rare
Padauk Sensitizer, nausea Eyes, skin + Dust, wood Rare
Pau ferro Sensitizer Eyes, skin + Dust, wood Rare
Peroba rosa Irritant, nausea Respiratory ++ Dust, wood Unknown
Purpleheart Nausea
++ Dust, wood Common
Quebracho Irritant, nasopharyngeal cancer, nausea Respiratory ++, ? Dust, leaves, bark Common, unknown
Redwood Sensitizer, nasopharyngeal cancer, pneumonia Skin, eyes, respiratory ++, ? Dust Rare, unknown
Rosewoods Irritant, sensitizer Skin, eyes, respiratory ++++ Dust, wood Common
Satinwood Irritant Skin, eyes, respiratory +++ Dust, wood Common
Sassafras Sensitizer, nasopharyngeal cancer, direct toxin, nausea Respiratory +, ? Dust, wood, leaves, bark Rare, unknown
Sequoia Irritant Respiratory + Dust Rare
Snakewood Irritant Respiratory ++ Dust, wood Rare
Spruce Sensitizer Respiratory + Dust, wood Rare
Walnut, Black Sensitizer Skin, eyes ++ Dust Common
Wenge Sensitizer Skin, eyes, respiratory ++ Dust, wood Common
Western red cedar Sensitizer Respiratory +++ Dust, leaves, bark Common
Willow Sensitizer, nausea Respiratory + Dust, wood, leaves, bark Unknown
Teak Sensitizer, pneumonia Skin, eyes, respiratory ++ Dust Common
Yew Irritant, direct toxin, nausea Skin, eyes, cardiac ++,++++ Dust, wood Common
Zebrawood Sensitizer Skin, eyes ++ Dust, wood Rare


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