Invasive plant in US can cause burning, blindness, officials warn

The danger of the giant hogweed, an invasive plant spotted in New York, Connecticut and Virginia, comes from its sap.
0:32 | 06/18/18

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I warning tonight from environmental officials to not touch any invasive plant that can cause burning. And blindness. Jerry it hard we may look pretty. But those who come into contact with its sap can remain sensitive to sunlight for several years. The plants which is a member of the carrot that my has been spotted in several states including new York and Connecticut. If you think you have come in contact with that watch the impacted area with soap and water and keep it out of direct sunlight for 48 hours.

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