[meteorite-list] Toxic Giant Hogweed Spreading - Warning to Meteorite Collectors

From: Bigjohn Shea <bigjohnshea_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Jul 2018 00:44:39 +0200
Message-ID: <trinity-714a0c85-b036-439e-beee-5a7a47cd221d-1530571479232_at_msvc-mesg-gmxus010>

Giant Hogweed is definitely no joke.

I saw a child once in an ER who had lost sight in his left eye after getting the sap on his face. Also it?s very hard to get rid of if it?s growing on your property. An expensive clean out, like many invasive species.

A good one to watch out for when out hunting.

John A. Shea, MD
IMCA 3295

On 7/2/18 at 5:26 PM, Matson, Rob D. via Meteorite-list wrote:

> Hi Paul: that plant sounds like it was harvested from the planet in "The Way to Eden"
> (Star Trek original series, season 3)... ;-) --Rob
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Meteorite-list [mailto:meteorite-list-bounces at meteoritecentral.com] On Behalf Of Paul via Meteorite-list
> Sent: Monday, July 02, 2018 3:20 PM
> To: Meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com
> Subject: EXTERNAL: [meteorite-list] Toxic Giant Hogweed Spreading - Warning to Meteorite Collectors
> Although the below article do not specifically mention
> meteorite collecting, it discusses a nasty, hazardous
> plant, that meteorite collectors and anyone either collecting,
> working or playing in the outdoors need to be aware of
> and avoid.
> 'Horror Plant' causes 3rd-degree burns, blindness,
> is spreading in Upstate NY (photos)
> By Ben Axelson | baxelson at nyup.com June 26, 2018
> https://www.sciencealert.com/invasive-toxic-giant-hogweed-burns-skin-blindness-virginia-clarke-county
> https://www.newyorkupstate.com/expo/news/erry-2018/06/f2e509cfd11171/horror_plant_causes_3rddegree.html
> https://nypost.com/2018/06/17/this-plant-causes-3rd-degree-burns-permanent-blindness/
> Yours,
> Paul H.
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Received on Mon 02 Jul 2018 06:44:39 PM PDT

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