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Can Wood Make You Sick?
We all know that sawdust and fine dust particles floating in the air don’t just make your shop a mess; they’re also health hazards.

Typically, we think of distant consequences like breathing problems in old age. But often there are immediate effects.

It’s not just about dust. Oils and compounds in wood cause adverse reactions, and people can become sensitized to a particular species. It’s impossible to predict who will be susceptible to which woods Reactions range from mild to severe, and they can be immediate or build up over time.

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October 2019