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Re: I work with it all day

Subject: Re: I work with it all day
Author: Brian
Date: 3/29/2006 11:44 am
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Status: Approved
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Wear long pants and sleeves, heavy work gloves, and closed shoes or boots. Wear long sleeves and rubber gloves to avoid getting the oil on your skin. Almost all parts of the body are vulnerable to the sticky urushiol, producing the characteristic linear (in a line) rash. Because the urushiol must penetrate the skin to cause a reaction, places where the skin is thick, such as the soles of the feet and the palms of the hands, are less sensitive to the sap than areas where the skin is thinner. The severity of the reaction may also depend on how big a dose of urushiol you get.The American Academy of Dermatology recommends that whenever you're going to be around poison ivy--trying to clear it from your yard or hiking in the woods--you wear long pants and long sleeves and, if possible, gloves and boots.

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I work with it all day (Approved)Maggie3/19/2006 7:40 am
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  Re: I work with it all day (Approved)Brian3/29/2006 11:44 am
  Re: I work with it all day (Approved)MARILYN4/27/2006 1:45 pm