May 06, 2010
Mango, Mango, Happy Cinco de Mayo

Moving away from bloodroot and poison ivy, let us now consider the lovely but sometimes dangerous mango plant.

Mango peel contains urushiol, the chemical in poison ivy and poison sumac that can cause urushiol-induced contact dermatitis in susceptible people. Cross-reactions between mango contact allergens and urushiol have been observed.

Those with a history of poison ivy or poison oak may be most at risk for such an allergic reaction. Urushiol is also present in mango leaves and vines. During mango's primary season, it is the most common source of plant dermatitis in Hawaii.

Happy Cinco de Mayo everyone. We hope you enjoyed a Mango Margarita yesterday.


Posted by Buck Batard at May 06, 2010 09:39 PM
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What the fuck does the Pope and Apples have to do with mangoes?

Posted by: critic on May 7, 2010 11:17 AM

Well, we have covered the Apple here. And the Pope. But both? I dunno. I don't remember that one.

But that p;d story would make a whole lot more sense if they were picking mangoes instead of Apples. We might not have the snake to worry about. It would all be about the resin of a plant.

Posted by: Buck on May 7, 2010 1:19 PM
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