Sometime within the last 10 years or so FWW had an article about “toxic woods”, mostly tropical hardwoods, that could cause allergic reactions. In particular, there is a wood that contains a compound similar to urushiol, the “universal irritant” found in poison ivy.
Does anyone recall what issue this article was in? I searched the on-line index and only found a reference to a 1977 issue. I could go downstairs and search my stash of back issues (since 1982) but it would take me all day because I would stop to read every issue.