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Subject: Poison Oak Smoke
Author: Cathy Whitney
Date: 8/14/2005 4:44 pm
Views: 7641
Status: Approved
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I am a 17 year firefighter for our volunteer fire dept. I have been dodging the poison oak bullet until yesterday. I have gotten multiple cases of skin rashes from contacting poison oak from our fire equipment,but I was on a training burn yesterday that had poison oak hidden in some brush.This is my first ever exposure to smoke containing poison oak. I was in the cab of the engine when I discovered this, and had been breathing for about 20 minutes the smoke thru the ventilation system. My eyes watered and my nose was plugged from what made its way in.When I realized what was burning,I was able to leave the fire ground. It has now been about 20 hours since that exposure, and I am wondering if any one has recieved or didn't recieve a reaction in a similar situation. I am hoping that the filters from the trucks ventilation system filtered out the oaks oil....no reaction yet,but to say the least I am freaked....

Poison Oak Smoke (Approved)Cathy Whitney8/14/2005 4:44 pm
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