Tuesday, May 30, 2006

One itchy reason why global warming sucks

More poison ivy with more of the itch- causing chemical:

Compared to poison ivy grown in usual atmospheric conditions, those exposed
to the extra-high carbon dioxide grew about three times larger -- and produced
more allergenic form of urushiol, scientists from Duke and Harvard University
Thank god I'm a city girl, but all you outdoorsy types might want to invest in the makers of calamine lotion.

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