Episode #355 | Original Air Date: July 9, 2021
In the spring, many people become active in their yards. Unfortunately, that often means an encounter with poison ivy.
Poison ivy is a vine that grows in yards, along fences, and around trees, and usually has three slightly serrated leaflets.
Contact with the oils can cause painful, itchy blisters. You can encounter the oils by touching any part of the plant, or by touching animals or clothes that have come in contact with it. The telltale signs appear 24 to 72 hours after contact.
Remove poison ivy only when wearing gloves, which should immediately be washed separate from the other laundry.
Don’t burn the plant. Even the smoke can carry toxins.
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