Blog by Steve Laug
I have used several exotic woods, such as coco bola and ebony when I make shank extensions and have purchased pipes from others that have such woods incorporated in the pipe. I have always wondered about the saw dust and sanding dust that is generated by these woods and what damage if any they can cause. As I did a bit of digging on the web for information came across these charts. I saved them but somehow lost the link. One of the readers Larry G. found the link for me and I include it now http://www.spacecoastwoodturners.com/newsletter/Toxic_Woods.pdf
I found this helpful information to have on hand so I am posting it here for those who are interested. It is entitled Wood Working Toxic Woods. It lists toxic woods and the reaction they cause and the symptoms.