August 21, 2014

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Prevent exposure to poisonous plants

Now that summertime is here, most of us will be spending more time enjoying the great outdoors. But many a great summer day can be ruined by exposure to poisonous plants such as poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac. All three plants contain oil called urushiol that causes an allergic skin reaction to humans. Prevention is the key to avoiding the rash and uncomfortable itching caused by exposure to these plants.