ALLERGIC REACTION POTENTIAL CHART

 
Most Common Names in Flooring Trade
Allergic Potential
Common Importe Flooring Woods
which are known to cause irritation
African Cherry
D & R
Gabon Ebony
D
Macassur Ebony
D
Kambala Iroka
D & R
Rosewood, all types
D
Teak
D & R
African Walnut
D & R
Common Importe Flooring Woods
which sometimes cause irritation
Afromosia
D & R
Anelique
D & R
Aniegre
D & R
Ash Mountain/Apline
D
Bubinga
D
Makore
D & R
Southern Chestnut
D
Australian Cypress
R
Doussie
D & R
Spotted Gum
D
Sydney Blue Gum
D
Imbuia
D & R
African Mahogany
D & R
Honduran Mahogany
D & R
Philippine Mahogany
D & R
Santos Mahogany
R
Sapele Mahogany
D
Silky Oak
D
Tazmanian Oak
D
Padauk
D & R
Ramin
D & R
Asian Rosewood
D & R
Satin Wood
D
Brazilian Teak
D
Brazilian Walnut
D
Wenge
D & R
Zebrawood
R
Common Importe Flooring Woods
which sometimes cause irritation
Ash
R
Red & White Cedar
D & R
Cherry
D
Fir
D & R
Maple
D
Red & White Oak
D
Redwood
D & R
Black Walnut
D & R
All wood listed above taken from Woods Injurious to Human Health by Bjorn M Hausen 1981

D = cases of contact dermatitis have been reported
R = cases of respiratory disorders have been reported
All wood dust can cause respiratory problems. Many types of wood dust can also cause allergic reactions when coming in
contact with you skin. The woods listed are known to have a higher degree of risk of reactive problems. Please take precautions
such as good ventilation, dusk masks, etc., to limit skin contact with the dust to avoid potential problems especially when using
woods from the1st group above.