The Poisoned Weed : Plants Toxic to Skin

The Poisoned Weed : Plants Toxic to Skin

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Over-two thirds of the U.S. population is allergic to poison oak, poison ivy, or a related plant. These and many other common plants in our homes, fields, and gardens are irritants that cause misery to many. But surprisingly, there has never been a general guide to help raise awareness of them--and to help avoid them. This new book reviews the history, occurrence, classification, toxicity, and health aspects of all the major allergenic and irritant species.... on reexposure if the hair has been removed. Shaved dogs, too, can be sensitized, for the hair seems to provide an effective barrier to skin exposure, and dogs can enter a poison oak thicket seemingly without harm. Birds, deer, cows, horses, anbsp;...

Title:The Poisoned Weed : Plants Toxic to Skin
Author:Department of Environmental Toxicology University of California-Davis Donald G. Crosby Professor Emeritus
Publisher:Oxford University Press, USA - 2004-03-05


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