Poison Ivy information
a212424 at msp.sc.ti.com
Mon Jul 7 10:57:37 EST 1997
I did not find another Newsgroup more appropriate for this kind of
question. Sorry if it is out of the subject in newsgroup.
Last week, I got poison ivy while mountain biking in a wood. I got my
arms and little parts on my legs and neck infected. I read somewhere on
the net that the poison ivy oil is potentially dangerous for a very long
time (months) and it can be transmitted from contaminated toys or other
objects that have been in contact with the plant. My question is:
Should I clean all by bike with strong soap or is this only for VERY
much infected items?
Also, is it normal to easily find poison ivy plants in a city park where
there are maintained mountain bike trails?
Benoit Provost, Ph.D. student
Texas A&M University (presently at Texas Intruments inc.)
Electrical Engineering Department
Voice: (214) 997-3569
Fax: (214) 997-3428
e-mail: provost at ee.tamu.edu
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