Davies, Mary Ann. 2007. Outsmarting Poison Ivy and Its Relatives. 0767 2313P. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Missoula Technology and Development Center.
Exposure to poison ivy, poison oak, or poison sumac is one of the hazards facing forest workers throughout most of the United States. During 2005 and 2006, about 8 percent of the individual incident reports for injuries and illness in the Forest Service were filed by employees who reacted after contacting these toxic plants. This tech tip explains how to identify these plants and what employees should do after they contact them. A lotion, IvyBlock, can help prevent allergic reactions if it is applied at least 15 minutes before exposure.
Keywords: allergies, bentoquatam, IvyBlock, poison oak, poison sumac, Rhus, safety at work, sensitivities, Toxicodendron, urushiol
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