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Virginia teen suffered third degree burns from a giant hogweed plant

A teenager in Virginia suffered third degree burns after running into an invasive, dangerous plant while on a landscaping job.
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Teen sent to burn unit after giant hogweed touches his face

Run-in with giant hogweed has landed a Virginia teen in a hospital with second- and third-degree burns.
CBS News

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How to avoid dangerous giant hogweed [Video]How to avoid dangerous giant hogweed

Social media is buzzing about the poisonous giant hogweed plant. It's very dangerous, and could cause blindness if you touch it. CBS News medical contributor Dr. Holly Phillips joins CBSN with more on..

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Virginia Teen Suffered Third Degree Burns From A Giant Hogweed Plant [Video]Virginia Teen Suffered Third Degree Burns From A Giant Hogweed Plant

A teenager in Virginia suffered third degree burns after running into an invasive, dangerous plant while on a landscaping job.

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Teen Suffers Severe Burns From Giant Hogweed Plant [Video]Teen Suffers Severe Burns From Giant Hogweed Plant

A 17-year-old in Virginia was working a landscaping job when he suffered third-degree burns from an invasive Giant Hogweed plant.

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Giant Hogweed in Virginia [Video]Giant Hogweed in Virginia

WIlliam & Mary botanist Martha Case talks about the discovery of giant hogweed in Virginia. 

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Experts Warn of Poisonous Plant That Can Cause Burns, Blisters [Video]Experts Warn of Poisonous Plant That Can Cause Burns, Blisters

Experts are cautioning Connecticut residents to be on the lookout for giant hogweed, a non-native, invasive and poisonous plant.

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'Toxic backyard threat' invading Mass. towns [Video]'Toxic backyard threat' invading Mass. towns

A giant plant is being called "a beautiful but toxic backyard threat, and it's invading 14 Massachusetts communities.

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Report: Va. Tech Freshman Treated for Giant Hogweed Burns

The sap of a giant hogweed plant, a highly noxious weed originating from Asia, burned a 17-year-old incoming Virginia Tech freshman, who was released from the hospital Thursday after treatment.
Newsmax

Giant Hogweed: A Plant That Can Burn and Blind You. But Don’t Panic.

The invasive plant is widespread in New York and was recently spotted for the first time in Virginia, but conservationists believe they can fight it.
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Giant Hogweed Plant That Can Cause Blindness Found in Va.

A giant hogweed plant, which sounds like something from a Harry Potter book, was discovered in Virginia. Giant hogweed grows in the wild and merely touching it can give someone serious third-degree..
Newsmax Also reported by •cbs4.comCBS 2DelawareonlineUSATODAY.com

Noxious weed alert: Giant hogweed spotted in Virginia

Giant hogweed, an invasive plant that can produce severe burns and blisters, has been spotted for the first time in Virginia
Seattle Times

New sighting of plant that causes blindness and burns

Giant hogweed, an invasive plant that can cause third-degree burns and blindness, has been spotted in more than 10 states
CBS News

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the 9 most dangerous plants in the world
At the height of North American summer, many plants are at their most dangerous. We don't normally think of plants as particularly scary organisms. But this rather entertaining Reddit thread from..
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Wild parsnip, giant hogweed: Toxic plants to watch out for

Health officials warn of the poisonous plants that can wreck your summer
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