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Is Yellow Cedar toxic?

Allergies/Toxicity: Although severe reactions are quite uncommon, Alaskan Yellow Cedar has been reported to cause skin irritation. See the articles Wood Allergies and Toxicity and Wood Dust Safety for more information.

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Also to know is, is Cedar Wood toxic to humans?

Some varieties of Cedar are completely food-safe and will give your food a delicious smoky flavor, but others won't impart any flavor (and can even be poisonous). There are multiple species of Cedar, some don't taste that great but are safe, and some are neither safe nor tasty.

Secondly, what is yellow cedar wood used for? Due to its various natural characteristics, yellow cedar is widely used for shingles, poles, marine pilings, oars and paddles, decorative panelling, mouldings, and cabinet work. The structural grades of this species are also commonly used for exterior applications such as bridges, decking, stairs, and for landscaping.

Then, what Woods are toxic to humans?

Species of Wood Reaction(s)
Poison Walnut Toxic Sap - Irritant, Corrosive, Asthma, Nausea, Dizziness
Poplar Irritant, Blisters, Asthma, Coughing
Primavera Irritant, Sensitizer
Purpleheart Irritant, Sensitizer, Nausea

What does yellow cedar look like?

Scale-like, dark, bluish-green, and slender with sharp points. Unlike western redcedar, the leaves of the yellow-cedar are all alike, so that the leaf-covered twigs appear four-sided rather than flat. Cones are round, 6 to 12 millimetres in diameter, berry-like in the first year and becoming woody as they mature.

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