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#34253 - 09/15/17 07:20 PM W Red Cedar Allergy
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Folks, wr cedar is a known allergen and that's what I primarily work with in my shop, and we make a lot of dust!

I'm wondering, would allergy shots help with this? Or would anyone know where I could go to get more Info about treatments??
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#34258 - 09/19/17 08:56 PM Re: W Red Cedar Allergy [Re: Joe Wood]
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Joe, what are your symptoms? We work with a ton of WRC and have never had any allergy-related problems. I am curious though.

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#34259 - 09/21/17 09:15 PM Re: W Red Cedar Allergy [Re: Joe Wood]
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Oh I don't have any symptoms, yet, just trying to stave it off if and when I develop it! I've heard it can hit even after working with it for years, just trying to be cautious, I work a lot of cedar and want to continue working it!
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#34260 - 09/21/17 10:14 PM Re: W Red Cedar Allergy [Re: Joe Wood]
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Originally Posted By: Joe Wood
Oh I don't have any symptoms, yet, just trying to stave it off if and when I develop it! I've heard it can hit even after working with it for years, just trying to be cautious, I work a lot of cedar and want to continue working it!


I have been working with it daily for 10+ years and have not developed anything yet. (Cross my fingers) I think you may have worked it for longer. We are trying to control dust as much as possible nowadays more than we did 10 years ago.

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#34262 - 09/22/17 09:21 AM Re: W Red Cedar Allergy [Re: Joe Wood]
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What do you build out of the wr cedar Windknot?
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#34263 - 09/22/17 05:53 PM Re: W Red Cedar Allergy [Re: Joe Wood]
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Western Red Cedar planted over in Germany for the purpose of harvesting some 80 years ago is just now coming to market. It produces a very different wood in those growing conditions, harder, less brittle, lighter in color, much broader growth rings and a less stringent odor though it still has the smell. I really like working it.
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