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Anybody affected by Cedar dust? #8119868
04/11/24 09:14 PM
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I got really sick for 3 days after building a bird feeder out of red cedar without wearing any kind of respiratory mask

Has this happened to any of youall?.


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Re: Anybody affected by Cedar dust? [Re: 330-Trapper] #8119873
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I'm allergic to it if it's fresh, makes me itchy and stuffed up.

Re: Anybody affected by Cedar dust? [Re: 330-Trapper] #8119888
04/11/24 09:27 PM
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I thought I might die tight throat ...pain Throwing up phlem

Doctor gave me some good meds..

From now on its a mask


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Re: Anybody affected by Cedar dust? [Re: 330-Trapper] #8119902
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I have had the same symptoms for 2 months. I believe it is lack of whiskey. I do know that Walnut dust can lead to some serious health problems.


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Re: Anybody affected by Cedar dust? [Re: 330-Trapper] #8119910
04/11/24 09:54 PM
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Never an issue but I've worked with folks that it really bothered.


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Re: Anybody affected by Cedar dust? [Re: 330-Trapper] #8119935
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I know it effects some of us turkey call builders, I myself don't have much trouble unless I'm in it several days without a break.

Re: Anybody affected by Cedar dust? [Re: 160user] #8119941
04/11/24 10:29 PM
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Originally Posted by 160user
I have had the same symptoms for 2 months. I believe it is lack of whiskey. I do know that Walnut dust can lead to some serious health problems.


That is terrible! Why did you have to go two months without whiskey?

Re: Anybody affected by Cedar dust? [Re: 330-Trapper] #8119957
04/11/24 10:48 PM
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Yeppers. I get sick as a dog when I cut fresh cedar. Also get contact dermatitis from emerald cedars.


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Re: Anybody affected by Cedar dust? [Re: Donnersurvivor] #8119965
04/11/24 11:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Donnersurvivor
I'm allergic to it if it's fresh, makes me itchy and stuffed up.


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Re: Anybody affected by Cedar dust? [Re: 330-Trapper] #8119970
04/11/24 11:19 PM
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Are you talking about western red cedar (soft) or eastern cedar (relatively hard)?

I've never heard of allergies to western red cedar before, but I'm sure it exists.

I cooped my self in a garage about 30 years ago and used a belt sander to smooth-out a couple hundred linear feet of 6x6 Alaska yellow cedar posts. I didn't wear a mask; really dumb. I developed an allergy to the dust, but after a couple of years it went away thankfully. BTW, Alaska yellow cedar is actually a cypress and not a cedar.

I think overwhelming your system with any kind of dust can cause you to go off kilter. Apparently your immune system thinks those little dust particles are pathogens.


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Re: Anybody affected by Cedar dust? [Re: 330-Trapper] #8119974
04/11/24 11:22 PM
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I have not had any reaction, yet. Some go years with no adverse reaction to working with cedar and then out of the blue have allergic reaction to it. Yellow cedar sawdust feels like fiberglass when I get the sawdust on my skin, not with red cedar.

Re: Anybody affected by Cedar dust? [Re: waggler] #8119986
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Originally Posted by waggler
Are you talking about western red cedar (soft) or eastern cedar (relatively hard)?

I've never heard of allergies to western red cedar before, but I'm sure it exists.

I cooped my self in a garage about 30 years ago and used a belt sander to smooth-out a couple hundred linear feet of 6x6 Alaska yellow cedar posts. I didn't wear a mask; really dumb. I developed an allergy to the dust, but after a couple of years it went away thankfully. BTW, Alaska yellow cedar is actually a cypress and not a cedar.

I think overwhelming your system with any kind of dust can cause you to go off kilter. Apparently your immune system thinks those little dust particles are pathogens.


I've seen reactions to both. Back when I framed houses for a while all the fascia was western red. Had one guy that would get congested for a week if he was on the saw.

Your right on the dust. When I worked in a cabinet shop I figured out quick the dust collection and masks was your friend. The paint booth was the worst. Hacking up phlegm and swollen sinuses ain't fun.


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Re: Anybody affected by Cedar dust? [Re: 330-Trapper] #8119993
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Im allergic to port orford cedar. Got sick a few times till I realized it was from sanding arrow shafts. Bad sick, lightheaded and queasy and trembling. Ended up being a blessing in disguise because it led me to other shaft woods, and now I would not go back to PO cedar even if I wasnt allergic.


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Re: Anybody affected by Cedar dust? [Re: waggler] #8120054
04/12/24 06:53 AM
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Originally Posted by waggler
Are you talking about western red cedar (soft) or eastern cedar (relatively hard)?

I've never heard of allergies to western red cedar before, but I'm sure it exists.

I cooped my self in a garage about 30 years ago and used a belt sander to smooth-out a couple hundred linear feet of 6x6 Alaska yellow cedar posts. I didn't wear a mask; really dumb. I developed an allergy to the dust, but after a couple of years it went away thankfully. BTW, Alaska yellow cedar is actually a cypress and not a cedar.

I think overwhelming your system with any kind of dust can cause you to go off kilter. Apparently your immune system thinks those little dust particles are pathogens.

"red cedar" board bought at Menards .

My Doc. said that it's dust has a spoor/ spore? that gets in your nasale and the body attacks it like a fungus/mold.Allergy.

he gave me 1 pill for that. and a round of two a day for 10 days of something else.
2 different pills for nausea.

I'm feeling 50% better this morning.


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Re: Anybody affected by Cedar dust? [Re: 330-Trapper] #8120061
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Cedar dust I can't breath at all around.


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Re: Anybody affected by Cedar dust? [Re: 330-Trapper] #8120086
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it is the oil in the cedar that has effected your airways
one reason few insects can live off cedar
your immune is going into hyper mode...you will be effected by poison ivy now

Re: Anybody affected by Cedar dust? [Re: 330-Trapper] #8120107
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Yes, I get a really bad migraine the next day if I smell it.


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Re: Anybody affected by Cedar dust? [Re: 330-Trapper] #8120130
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According to locals in small communities in SEAK, Alaska Yellow Cedar is supposed to make a person mean tempered and eventually insane. They never cooked or built with it. Only used for tools. I do know if you sit around a yellow cedar fire, everyone including the dogs will wake up sneezing.

Re: Anybody affected by Cedar dust? [Re: mad_mike] #8120132
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Originally Posted by mad_mike
According to locals in small communities in SEAK, Alaska Yellow Cedar is supposed to make a person mean tempered and eventually insane. They never cooked or built with it. Only used for tools. I do know if you sit around a yellow cedar fire, everyone including the dogs will wake up sneezing.


Wow


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Re: Anybody affected by Cedar dust? [Re: 330-Trapper] #8120236
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Thanks for the heads up

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