Toxic plant found in Nova Scotia can cause blindness

07/14/2010 | Cape Breton Post (Nova Scotia) · (Canada)

The toxic giant hogweed is spreading in Nova Scotia and has experts worried because exposure to its sap can cause burning and blindness. The plant typically grows along roadsides and gravel pits, says Marian Munro, curator of botany at the Nova Scotia Museum. Munro recommends that residents contact a landscaping company if they encounter the plant.

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Cape Breton Post (Nova Scotia) · (Canada)

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