Can you get poison ivy if it is real humid and you sit on a deck that is near trees with ivy on them?


Most likely, no. However, if any of the leaves have fallen onto the deck/chairs in previous seasons, the oil may be on those items, leading to secondary contamination. That would be the most likely cause for a person to develop a rash in this case. If so, you may consider wiping down the furniture with Tecnu (after spot checking first for color-fastness). It is our understanding that burning the plant is the only way the oils can be airborne.

Use Tecnu to remove poison ivy and oak oil from skin, pets, tools and equipment