What is giant hogweed? Plant leaves teenager with third-degree burns
from Medical Daily
Giant hogweed, a dangerous species of weed, left a teenager from Virginia with severe burns on his face and arms. Alex Childress, 17, was working a landscaping job when he cut down the plant, unaware of its toxic nature. Later that day, the outer layer of his skin on the areas of contact, started to peel off. At the time, the teen believed he was experiencing nothing more than a bad sunburn.
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