Hey everyone. just wanted to tell you all of my experience and see if it’s real or just coincidence.
On Sunday Feb 28th, I was in the shop all day working with black walnut. Cutting ripping, crosscutting and dovetailing. Of course with glasses, but with no breathing protection.
All day Monday March 1st, I had a sore throat – only it didn’t feel like a typical “sore throat”. It felt like I actually had a tiny chip of wood stuck in my throat (it was that isolated…) Anyway, the next day it was still there and then I became tired. Didn’t think much of it so I laid on the couch. Within an hour I had a really bad fever. This spiked, broke, spiked, broken and so on – for about 3 days before I started feeling better. Oddly enough, I didn’t have a cough or runny nose, just the wicked fever and “wiped out” feeling.
I got better. And then yesterday, I went and did the same damn thing. Guess what? This morning, it feels like that little wood chip is caught in my throat again.
So my question is: has this happened to anyone else with Walnut – (or any other woods) that actually make you sick – like having a flu?
Wood dust toxicity, is this other people’s problem as well?
-- - Brad