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Wood Dust Safety

Postby skippydm » Tue Dec 04, 2007 1:56 pm

think this would make a nice sticky, some woods are very bad for you, heres a list i found, as i know somepeople like to shape wood this might be of interest.

Ash (Fraximus sp)
Allergic reaction: decrease in lung function
In what form: dust

Beech (Fagus sylvatica)
Allergic reaction: dermatitis, eye irritation, decrease in lung function.
In what form: leaves, bark, dust.
Severity: medium risk
Incidence: common

Boxwood (buxus sempervirens)
Allergic reaction: sensitiser, dermatitis, irritant.
In what form: dust, wood.
Severity: medium
Incidence: common.

Bubinga (Guibourtia demeusel)
Allergic reaction: dermatitis, skin lesions possible

Cocobolo (Dalbergia retusa)
Allergic reaction: sensitiser, irritant.
In what form: dust, wood.
Severity: high.
Incidence: common.

Ebony (Ebenaceae sp.)
Allergic reaction: irritant, dermatitis, possibly a skin sensitiser.
In what form: dust, wood.
Severity: medium.
Incidence: common.

Iroko (Chlorophora excelsa)
Allergic reaction: asthma, dermatitis, nettle rash, hypersensitivity pneumonia.
In what form: dust, wood.
Severity: high.
Incidence: common

Laminated woods (plywood, Dymonwood etc)
Allergic reaction: reaction dependant on resins in the woods and methods of lamination (adhesives etc). Common reactions are dermatitis, mucous membrane and respiratory tract irritation, central nervous system and blood effects.
In what form: dust.
Severity: low to very high.
Incidence: common.

Makore (Sapotaceae sp.)
Allergic reaction: dermatitis, mucous membrane and respiratory tract irritation, central nervous system and blood effects.
In what form: dust, wood.
Severity: high

Maple (Aceraceae sp)
Allergic reaction: decrease in lung function, sensitiser.
In what form: dust.
Severity: high.
Incidence: common.

Olive Wood (Oleaceae sp.)
Allergic reaction: irritant, sensitiser.
In what form: dust, wood.
Severity: high.
Incidence: common.

Padauk (Legumimosae sp.)
Allergic reaction: sensitiser, itching, irritation, eye swelling, vomiting.
In what form: dust, wood.
Severity: low.
Incidence: rare.

Pau Ferro / Brazilwood (Caesalpinia echinata)
Allergic reaction: irritation, headache, nausea, stomach cramps, weakness, blisters.
In what form: dust, wood.
Severity: medium.

Purpleheart (Peltogyne pubescens)
Allergic reaction: irritant.
In what form: dust, wood.
Severity: medium.
Incidence: common

Redwood (Suquoia sempervirens)
Allergic reaction: sensitiser, dermatitis, asthma, nasal cancer, hypersensitivity pneumonia.
In what form: dust.
Severity: medium.
Incidence: rare.

Rosewoods (Dalbergia sp.)
Allergic reaction: irritation, sensitiser, dermatitis, respiratory problems.
In what form: dust, wood.
Severity: very high.
Incidence: common.

Satinwood (Chloroxylon sweietenia)
Allergic reaction: irritant.
In what form: dust, wood.
Severity: high.
Incidence: common.

Snakewood (Piratinera guianensis)
Allergic reaction: irritant.
In what form: dust, wood.
Severity: medium.
Incidence: rare.

Teak (Tectona grandis)
Allergic reaction: dermatitis, irritant, conjunctivitis, over sensitivity to light, swelling of the scrotum , nausea, respiratory problems.
In what form: dust.
Severity: medium.
Incidence: common.

Walnut (Juglans sp.)
Allergic reaction: sensitiser, sneezing, rhinitis.
In what form: dust, wood.
Severity: medium.
Incidence: common.

Wenge (Millettia laurentii)
Allergic reaction: splinters go septic, dermatitis, giddiness, drowsiness, visual problems, stomach cramps, sensitiser.
In what form: dust, wood.
Severity: medium.
Incidence: common

Yew (Taxus baccata)
Allergic reaction: irritant, dermatitis, headache, blood pressure drop, cardiac effects.
In what form: dust, wood.
Severity: very high, direct toxin.
Incidence: common.

Zebrano (Microberlinia brazzavillensis)
Allergic reaction: sensitiser
In what form: dust, wood.
Severity: medium.
Incidence: rare.


i wish i saw this before getting cocobolo wood for scales :shock: one of the guys where i found this list got really ill from inhaling the dust...

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