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Polyethylene Beads

By Caileen  |  Tuesday, October 6, 2015 |  Not tagged  |  Leave comment

Over the past couple of years, as research has been conducted, and a variety of studies published, we along with consumers have learned a great deal about polyethylene beads and their impact on the environment. As many of you know, Tecnu Extreme® Medicated Poison Ivy Scrub currently contains polyethylene beads, also known as microbeads. As our understanding of microbeads and the initiatives to remove them have grown, we are committed to making a change. Many of you have inquired, and we are here to say, the time has come!

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A Plant Worse Than Poison Ivy

How can it be possible? For those that have suffered from a poison oak or poison ivy rash, you're thinking, "it's not possible!" Well, for Michiganders, it's true! Mother Nature has served up another heinous plant adventurers are best to avoid. Recently, the Calhoun County Public Health Department discovered giant hogweed and has warned outdoor patrons to steer clear.

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"Technu" to the Rescue!

By Caileen  |  Tuesday, July 28, 2015 |  , , ,  |  2 comments

Tecnu®, Technu, or Tech-nu? A funny sounding name, with a lot of history. For decades, the name of our flagship product has perplexed many; even our most loyal users struggle to spell Tecnu® correctly. Perhaps we can thank our dedicated elementary educators for drilling the importance of pronunciation into our heads? Regardless, we promise to hold no ill will should you desire to spell Tecnu®, Technu. We recognize the uniqueness of the name!

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It's Food, It's Shelter, It's Poison Ivy!

Nearly every summer, poison ivy (or, oak) sufferers can be heard throughout the U.S. exclaiming, "Why? Why God, why? What is the purpose of poison ivy?" Truly, a great question. Why does such a toxic, awful, pain-inducing plant exist? For many, it only inhabits this planet to torture them; plain and simple. But, you might be surprised to learn, poison ivy plants actually contribute a great deal to the environment, and a vast array of species.

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Why You Need a Poison Ivy Shower

By Caileen  |  Monday, June 1, 2015 |  , ,  |  2 comments

Are you a wild-land firefighter that has found yourself at a camp for weeks on end battling fire and poison ivy simultaneously? Are you an elite athlete competing in the ultimate sport of adventure racing that often runs into these noxious plants? Do you frequent the great outdoors to camp, hike, bike, fish, trail run, or garden, and find yourself face-to-face with poison ivy? If you answered yes to any of these, you are in need of a poison ivy shower! OK, not a poison ivy shower per se, rather a shower for poison ivy (or poison oak). But, first you need to know the poison ivy basics:

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