Liverpool news Children warned over dangers of 'Britain's most dangerous plant' PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - Giant hogweed can cause severe discomfort and blistering to the skin

Liverpool news Children warned over dangers of 'Britain's most dangerous plant' PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - Giant hogweed can cause severe discomfort and blistering to the skin

Liverpool news Children warned over dangers of 'Britain's most dangerous plant' PremierLeague-News.Com
03 August 2022 - 21:15

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! A warning has been issued to children over the dangers of giant hogweed. The plant has been dubbed " Britain's most dangerous " as it can cause severe discomfort and blistering to the skin. Giant hogweed is considered a danger to public health as the plant's sap is extremely toxic to the skin in sunlight. The technical property care manager of the Property Care Association’s Invasive Weed Control Group said the plant is mainly encountered by children playing out in the summer holidays and urged young people in Merseyside to be careful. READ MORE: Furious Brits abroad forced to pay €350 for four drinks Dr Peter Fitzsimmons said: "Our advice is to stay away from this plant and not allow its toxic sap to come into contact with skin in the sunlight. The sap can also be transferred via touch, so it can possibly affect somebody else through clothing and footwear. “Symptoms include a rash, itching and blisters where skin comes into contact with it.

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. The situation is made particularly serious as this can become a long-term condition, an allergic response called ‘sensitisation,’ which can recur over a period of years, with the rash and the itching coming back every time the skin is exposed to sunlight.” “Where exposure has occurred to the skin, we recommend washing the affected area, covering it up and seeking medical advice immediately.” Formally known as Heracleum mantegazzianum, giant hogweed is part of the Apiaceae family, one which includes plants such as parsley, carrot, parsnip, cumin and coriander. However, unlike those household favourites, giant hogweed is an invasive plant that grows and grows. Dr Fitzsimons added: “Giant hogweed can spread rapidly once established in an area. As well as the public safety issue, Giant hogweed’s ability to spread far and wide can really impact on the ecology of an area, as it creates a dense canopy cutting off light at soil level and has no known natural pests or diseases.” More details on Giant hogweed and the work of PCA members can be found here Receive newsletters with the latest news, sport and what's on updates from the Liverpool ECHO by signing up here Coronation Street's Jane Danson wishes famous husband a happy birthday Love Island fans notice Luca Bish 'missing' as Gemma Owen's family support her Coleen Rooney celebrates her 'Wagatha' win in the perfect way Kerry Katona shares family announcement as fans call 'twins' Rylan Clark addresses relationship rumours as fans issue Coleen Rooney demand

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