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Dangerous in the sunlight: a poisonous plant spreads

If you live in the vicinity of Aarhus, so beware when you move out in the sun.

A poisonous plant is on the rise in eastern Jutland. There is talk about the wild parsnip, which especially thrives along roads and trails as well as in the edge of the forest.

In the Aarhus Municipality has the authorities in the year received seven inquiries from citizens who want the wild parsnip removed. It writes TV2 east Jutland.

- I have seen the wild parsnip spread themselves quietly over the last year. It has spread to several places in Denmark and is now most widespread in east Jutland, says biologist Jens Reddersen from Mols Bjerge national Park to the regional media.

Last summer got a group of children in Høng at Slagelse severe rash after touching the plant. The schoolteacher warned the following in a Facebook-posting.

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the Summer is the plant's peak season, and it is the sun's rays, which trigger the plant's poison. It can lead to painful rashes on the skin, which is to be scalded with boiling water.

When the sun shines, to look extra much on, writes the Danish Nature agency on its website.

- the Parsnip is toxic, and if you get the juice on, can sunlight trigger blisters and sores, which recalls burns.

Even though the wild parsnip is most often found in the side of the road, it can also sneak into people's private gardens and on building sites. It spreads, for example, when the municipal mowers are at work along the roadsides, and shoots seeds up in the air or take the machines with on to a new place.


you Get the toxic juice on the skin, it is recommended that you immediately wash the affected areas with water and covering the skin so you protect the rash from the sun's rays.

the Danish Nature agency also recommend that you keep yourself from sunlight for up to a week, and the coming days weather in mind, it would be a shame.

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