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Giant Hogweed Plant Anyone who comes in contact with the plant should wash the affected area of their skin with soap and water and keep out of the sunlight for 48 hours, since the effects develop over several days.

Giant Hogweed Plant Anyone who comes in contact with the plant should wash the affected area of their skin with soap and water and keep out of the sunlight for 48 hours, since the effects develop over several days.

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Officials in Canada and the U.S. are warning residents not to touch giant hogweed plants, which have been popping up in large numbers in both countries. When combined with sunlight, sap from the plants can cause extreme skin irritation, temporary or permanent blindness and scarring.

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HOG WEED_ ALERT_ WILD PLANT_Officials warn those who think they’ve found a giant hogweed plant to stay away from it, keep pets and livestock from grazing on it, and make sure children and pets don’t play around it

giant hogweed - current locations (2014) in green http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/21/giant-hogweed-plant-blindness-skin-irritation_n_3479022.html

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Illegal, highly toxic hogweed plants are popping up in Mid-Michigan | News - Home

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