13 Aug '11, 1pm

Summertime First Aid: Poison Plants via @NWF

When you had poison ivy as a child, did you run around and try to rub your rash on your kid sister? A common myth is that the rash or the fluid in the blisters is contagious, as the rash can seem to spread over time. But this is untrue – the spreading is a delayed reaction from the initial contact with the oil. However, you can get a rash if the plant’s oil gets on a pet’s fur, clothing -- even garden tools -- and then touches your skin.

Full article: http://www.nwf.org/News-and-Magazines/National-Wildlife/O...

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