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Beware leaves of three: Tips for avoiding poison ivy

Jun. 3, 2015, 2:46 PM

It’s the time of year when backyards attract children, trails beckon hikers, and poison ivy attacks the unwary.

This itch-causing plant pest, along with its cohorts poison oak and poison sumac, cause more common allergic reactions than any other source, said Renee Miller, a registered nurse and certified specialist in poison information at the Tennessee Poison Center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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