Keywords: Poison Ivy, Toxicodendron, Urushiol (PubMed Search)
Fall clean up = Poison Ivy, oak, sumac (Toxicodendron species) which is ubiquitous in North America but it can also be found in British Columbia, Mexico and in parts of Asia. These plants are truly the scourge of outdoor enthusiasts and agricultural workers responsible for up to 40 million cases of miserable often temporarily incapacitating rashes annually.
Toxicodendron dermatitis:poison ivy,oak, sumac. Gladman AC. Wilderness Environ Med. 2006. Summer ;17(2):120-8.
Compositions and methods for removing urushiol and treating resulting skin condition.
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