Saturday, August 29, 2009

Allergic to Wood

Allergic to wood

Wood allergies can definitely be troublesome. While people are allergic to certain types of wood or sawdust, there are cases when people are allergic to any type of wood in many types of forms, whether it is dust or solid. Along with wood allergies comes the fact that you can't touch paper, use a pencil, or be a lumberjack! The allergy can be so strong that it can cause the skin to look as if it was burned. In most cases wood allergies cause skin irritation, coughing, sneezing, and hives.

Dan Hill, a 32 year-old banker, quit his £80,000 a year job to live his dream of being a carpenter, only to discover he had developed an allergy to wood. Luckyly for him, he found a wood he was not allergic to – Welsh oak – and moved from the workshop in Devon to Swansea to start a furniture business with his brother. (Link)


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