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RE: Planes, irritants and health and safety

Subject: RE: Planes, irritants and health and safety
From: Edmondson, Neil
Date: Jun 21 2001 13:40:31
I may be wrong Chris 

but my recollection of Planes in summer is that the pollen is irritating to

-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Hastie []
Sent: 22 June 2001 14:14
To:   UK Tree Care
Subject:      Planes, irritants and health and safety

Can anyone point me in the direction of some published information on the 
on the irritant properties of plane leaves, such as just what causes the 
problem, how serious is it, what PPE is appropriate if they have to be 
worked on whilst in leaf and if we have to fit our climbers out with 
respirators how do we convince the public that the trees pose no danger to

them despite the fact that the climbers look like their kitted up to 
survive biological warfare.

Chris Hastie

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