Wood Database

Common Name Scientific Name Endangered Incidence Reactions Toxic Class Toxic Potency Toxic Source
African Mahogany Khaya spp. (Khaya anthotheca, K. grandifoliola, K. ivorensis, K. senegalensis) Yes Respiratory Sensitizer Medium Dust
Afromosia No Rare Irritant to eyes, respiratory, dermatitis Irritant High Dust
Alder Eye and Skin Irritant
Alpine Ash Eucalyptus delegatensis No Unknown Irritation to nose, eyes and throat, dermatitis Irritant Unknown
American Mahogany Respiratory Sensitizer Low Dust
Angelico Eye and Skin Irritant High Dust
Arborvitae Respiratory Irritant
Bald Cypress Rare Respiratory Sensitizer Low Dust
Balsam fir Rare Eye and Skin Sensitizer Low Dust
Birch Rare Respiratory Sensitizer High
Dust
Wood
Black Locust Rare Nausea Irritant High
Black Walnut Juglans nigra No Eye and Skin Sensitizer High
Bark
Leaves
Blackbean Castanospermum australe Irritation to nose, eyes and throat||dermatitis
Blackwood Acacia melanoxylon No Common Dermatitis, Asthma, Irritation of nose and throat Sensitizer High
Dust
Wood
Cashew Rare Eye and Skin Sensitizer High
Dust
Wood
Chechem Unknown Respiratory Irritant High
Dust
Wood
Cocobolo Common Respiratory Irritant High
Dust
Wood
Coolibah Eucalyptus microtheca Dermatitis
Crows Ash Flindersia australia No <p>Dermatitis</p>
Dahoma Common Respiratory Sensitizer High Dust
Douglas Fir (Oregon) Pseudotsuga menziesii No Rare Eye and Skin Irritant Low
Ebony Diospyros spp. Yes Common Eye and Skin
Irritant
Sensitizer
High
Dust
Wood
Elm Rare Eye and Skin Sensitizer Low Dust
European Beech Fagus sylvatica No Rare Nasal cancer, dermatitis Sensitizer High Dust
European Boxwood Buxus sempervirens No Rare Irritation to nose, eyes and throat, Dermatitis Sensitizer Low
Dust
Wood
European Elm Ulmus spp. No Nasal cancer, Irritation to nose, eyes and throat, Dermatitis
European Walnut Juglans regia No Nasal cancer, Irritation to nose, eyes and throat, Dermatitis Unknown
European Yew Common Eye and Skin Irritant High Dust
Goncolo alves Rare Eye and Skin Sensitizer Low
Dust
Wood
Greenheart Common Respiratory Sensitizer High
Dust
Wood
Grey Box Eucalyptus microcarpa No Eczema, Irritation to nose and throat Unknown
Guarea Rare Eye and Skin Sensitizer High Dust
Hemlock Rare Nasal Cancer Sensitizer High Dust
Ipe Respiratory Irritant
Iroko Common Respiratory Irritant High
Dust
Wood
Jarrah Eucalyptus marginata irritation to nose and throat
Katon Respiratory Irritant
Kingwood Eye and Skin Irritant
Makore Respiratory Irritant
Mansonia Common Respiratory Irritant High
Dust
Wood
Maple Rare Respiratory Sensitizer High
Dust
Wood
Meranti Shorea spp. Irritation to nose, eyes and throat||dermatitis
Messmate Eucalyptus obliqua No Unknown Asthma, irritation to nose, eyes & throat, dermatitis Sensitizer Unknown
Mimosa Common Nasal Cancer Irritant High
Dust
Wood
Miva Mahogany Dysoxylum muelleri Congested lungs
Mountain Ash Eucalyptus regnans No Irritation to nose, eyes and throat Irritant Low
Mulga Acacia aneura No Headaches, Irritation to nose eyes and throat
Myrtle Common Respiratory Sensitizer High
Dust
Wood
Obeche Common Respiratory Sensitizer High Dust
Olivewood Common Respiratory Sensitizer High
Dust
Wood
Opepe Rare Respiratory Sensitizer Low Dust
Orangewood Rare Respiratory Irritant
Padauk Common Respiratory Irritant High
Dust
Wood
Pau ferro Rare Eye and Skin Sensitizer Low
Dust
Wood
Peroba rose Common Respiratory Sensitizer High
Dust
Wood
Peroba white Respiratory Sensitizer
Port Orford Cedar Chamaecyparis lawsoniana No Dermatitis, Violent ear ache, Giddiness, Stomach cramps, Bronchitis, Irritation of mucous membranes High
Purpleheart Eye and Skin Sensitizer Low
Dust
Wood
Quebracho Yes Nasal Cancer Irritant High Dust
Ramin Yes Respiratory Irritant Low Dust
Redwood Sequoia sempervirens Yes Dermatitis, Asthma, Nasal Cancer Sensitizer Low Dust
Rimu Dacrydium cupressinum Irritation to eyes and nose
Rosewood(s) Yes Common Respiratory
Irritant
Sensitizer
High
Dust
Wood
Sassafras Rare Respiratory Sensitizer Low
Dust
Wood
Satinwood Common Respiratory Irritant High
Dust
Wood
Sequoia Rare Respiratory Irritant Low
Dust
Wood
Snakewood Rare Respiratory Irritant High
Dust
Wood
South American Cedar Cedrela spp. No Unknown Dermatitis, Asthma, Nasal cancer, Irritation to nose and throat, Sap may cause blistering of skin and inflammation of eyelids High
Spotted Gum Eucalyptus maculata No Unknown Dermatitis Unknown
Spruce Rare Respiratory Sensitizer Low
Dust
Wood
Stavewood Respiratory Irritant
Sucupira Respiratory Irritant
Teak Tectona grandis Yes Common Dermatitis, conjunctivitis, oversensitivity to light, swelling of the scrotum, irritation to nose & throat, nausea Sensitizer High Dust
Wenge Common Respiratory Sensitizer High Dust
Western Red Cedar Thuga plicata No Common Asthma, dermatitis, nasal cancer, nausea, rhinitis, nose bleeding, giddiness, stomach pain Sensitizer High Dust
Western Redbud Cercis occidentalis Yes Rare Low
White Baltic Picea abies Asthma||skin irritation
White Cedar Melia azedarach Dermatitis
White Cypress Pine Callitris glauca No Dermatitis, swelling eyelids,asthma, irritation of nose and throat, nasal cancer, furuncilosis
Willow Unknown Nasal Cancer Sensitizer High Dust
Yellow Gum Eucalyptus leucoxylon Irritation of nose and throat
Zebrawood Rare Eye and Skin Sensitizer High Dust