I've read from various sources that boiling water kills poison ivy (leaves AND ROOTS!). I've read BURNING poison ivy is a VERY BAD idea because you can have a serous reaction in your lungs.
While pouring boiling water I noticed a smell. My throat feels a bit funny. I'm worried the boiling water making the poison ivy oils airborne, acting like an essential oils defuser or something.
Before pouring more I put on my 3M 2097 P100 Respirator mask, and some goggles. Hopefully that helps protect my lungs and eyes. Hoping someone who knows more can provide insight on this.
For boiling water I'm using 4 tea pots (2 at a time) to try to kill the ivy as deep as practical around a fence.
The last time I had a poison ivy reaction on my skin it took about a week to manafest. What is the expected reaction time for throat or eyes or lungs?