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Re: Time for vines to break down

Subject: Re: Time for vines to break down
Author: Brian
Date: 6/17/2011 1:06 pm
Views: 2039
Status: Approved
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Yes, but it will take alot of time if its just by itself. The pile of vegetation can break down but the logs are a different matter.
The OILS DO NOT EVAPORATE and can remain active for a year or longer after being picked up on tools, clothing, animal fur, etc.

-Only 1 nanogram (billionth of a gram) needed to cause rash
-Average is 100 nanograms for most people
-1/4 ounce of urushiol is all that is needed to cause a rash in every person on earth
-500 people could itch from the amount covering the head of a pin
-Specimens of urushiol several centuries old have found to cause dermatitis in sensitive people.
-1 to 5 years is normal for urushiol oil to stay active on any surface including dead plants
-Derived from urushi, Japanese name for lacquer

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Time for vines to break down (Approved)Brendan6/11/2011 1:30 pm
  Re: Time for vines to break do (Approved)Brian6/17/2011 1:06 pm