|Forum topic by RussellAP||posted 03-04-2013 12:39 PM||954 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
03-04-2013 12:39 PM
Fellow LJ’s. I’m not an alarmist and I know that most of us have no problem with wood toxins that a little coughing, sneezing, or itching won’t cure, but there are some of us who are pretty sensitive to these toxins and can wind up in the hospital.
Cocobolo is one of the worst. I see quite a few people using Cocobolo in projects.
The link provided is something you should bookmark for a lot of reasons. One is to look up any exotic wood you might be considering working with to see if there are any special precautions you should use.
Remember, most of your pharmaceuticals come from these exotic trees and just a little bit of a particular toxin can have severe reactions to some medications you already take.
The site is also great for identifying any wood you can think of. Many many pictures and sage advice from experts on particular types of wood.
-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.