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Re: Burning Poison Ivy

Subject: Re: Burning Poison Ivy
Author: Betsy D.
Date: 4/29/2006 12:13 pm
Views: 3619
Status: Approved
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In answer to your question - yes the urushiol oil does eventually "go away" but it can take years. I took an old vine that had been dead for about 8 or 9 years and used the white paper trick - no black spots. I even handled the log with bare hands (yes I am allergic) with no issue. It all depends on environmental conditions as to how long it can take before that wood is ok to handle. I've read that it can take 5 years or more. BUT I've also read about toilet seats coated in a lacquer containing urushiol oil that caused outbreaks decades later. So... YMMV...

Burning Poison Ivy (Approved)Mike J.4/27/2006 2:31 pm
  Re: Burning Poison Ivy (Approved)Betsy D.4/29/2006 12:13 pm