Friday, 10 July 2015

A pretty but dangerous weed hurts 2 teenagers

Parents have been advised to watch out for their children as two teenagers in Bolton (UK) were hurt from contact with hog-weed. Part of the carrot family, the hog-weed is pretty, but dangerous when brushed by human skin.
Initially, the skin colours red and starts itching. Then blisters form as it burns within 48 hours. They form black or purplish scars that can last several years. Hospitalisation may be necessary.Presence of minute amounts of sap in the eyes can lead to temporary or even permanent blindness.

So watch out for this pretty but dangerous weed....

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