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Old 09-08-2017, 12:26 PM
 
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If you are really concerned, wash them in the nearest laundromat or take them to a dry cleaners.
Oh, right, so somebody else can get the poison ivy..... Nice. Really nice.

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Old 09-08-2017, 12:33 PM
 
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Run bleach through the machine after using. Taking to laundromat not a good idea, someone else might get it and not know what they are dealing with.
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Old 09-08-2017, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Old Hippie Heaven
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Advices online mostly say so. but i am kind of weary about doing so. there won't be any plant oil residue in my machine?
How sensitive are you?

Yes, after one load, there will probably be traces of urushiol in your washer. Those traces never caused me any problems, but they can cause problems for extremely sensitive folks. The solution is to run a couple of "empty" loads through after you wash your clothes. But if you are that sensitive, you should probably wash the affected clothing several times, and then run several empty loads.

Or just put the clothes in a plastic bag and throw them out.

Whatever you do, don't wash the contaminated clothing in a laundromat. That would be very bad karma.
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Old 09-08-2017, 02:24 PM
 
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I would call the poison control center. Those people are very knowledgeable and happy to provide answers. You don't want to take a chance with this.

Their phone number is usually among the emergency numbers in your telephone directory.
This question doesn't constitute an emergency. And what a telephone directory?
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Old 09-08-2017, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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They do not ridicule people. They treat their work seriously and have saved many people and animals from illness and death.
Who said anything about ridicule? I'm sure they'd be very businesslike and helpful and then have a good chuckle after they hang up.
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Old 09-08-2017, 10:43 PM
 
Location: rural DE
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I believe your experiences, which is why vast majority if not all advice I read online says it's OK to do so. I'm just trying to reason this: sometimes I see soap residue after a wash. Why couldn't that happen to poison oak oil?
If you have soap residue, you're either using too much soap (like most people do) or too little water. They have that stuff now that you can run through to clean the machine. You could use it after.
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