Jim, Good point. That made me think of another reaction I have had. The cut flower roses from Ecuador (the most popular right now) have always made my hands itch all over. This is not the rose but the spray as I can smell (and see it) all over the leaves. And if I am not paying attention and I get stuck by a thorn and the spray/chemical gets into my system, ouch!!! That hurts for the rest of the day. John >valuable as > that crop is, I'll bet they are sprayed with > something somewhere along the > line. Maybe that something (or those somethings) is > the source of the > allergens.