PSA - PLEASE READ AND SPREAD HE WORD!!!
IF YOU SEE THIS PLANT AT ALL, DO NOT TOUCH IT!!!
Giant hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum) is an invasive herb in the carrot family which was originally brought to North America from Asia and has since become established in the New England, Mid-Atlantic, and Northwest regions of the United States. Giant hogweed grows along streams and rivers and in fields, forests, yards and roadsides, and a giant hogweed plant can reach 14 feet or more in height with compound leaves up to 5 feet in width.Giant Hogweed sap contains toxic chemicals known as Furanocoumarins. When these chemicals come into contact with the skin and are exposed to sunlight, they cause a condition called Phytophotodermatitis, a reddening of the skin often followed by severe blistering and burns. These injuries can last for several months, and even after they have subsided the affected areas of skin can remain sensitive to light for years. Furanocoumarins are also carcinogenic and teratogenic, meaning they can cause cancer and birth defects. The sap can also cause temporary (or even permanent) blindness if introduced into the eyes.
If someone comes into physical contact with Giant Hogweed, the following steps should be taken:
If a reaction occurs, the early application of topical steroids may lessen the severity of the reaction and ease the discomfort. The affected area of skin may remain sensitive to sunlight for a few years, so applying sun block and keeping the affected area shielded from the sun whenever possible are sensible precautions
- Wash the affected area thoroughly with soap and COLD water as soon as possible.
- Keep the exposed area away from sunlight for 48 hours.
- If Hogweed sap gets into the eyes, rinse them with water and wear sunglasses.
- See a doctor if any sign of reaction sets in.PLEASE, DO NOT JUST READ AND SCROLL! THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT AND POTENTIALLY LIFE-SAVING INFORMATION!!!
Extra note: if you live in Oregon, New Jersey, Michigan or New York and see one of these, call your state’s department of agriculture to report it, and trained professionals will come kill it before it can produce seeds and spread.
Frankly, if you see one in general, probably call your DOA and see if there’s a program in place.
Do not burn it, because the smoke will give you the same reaction.
If for some ungodly reason there isn’t a professional who can handle it for you (and please, please use a professional), the DOA of New York has [this guide] for how to deal with it yourself.
OH MY FUCK I HAVE THESE IN MY BACKYARD.
I found out this past week that these are in my yard. It’s not just me being a terrible gardener! My plants all died because this stuff killed them.
I don’t understand, why did you reblog a picture of a normal dude hanging out on the street
I hate how tumblr does this. Why do people think it’s okay to take pictures of random guys just because they’re “attractive” or whatever? That’s fucked up, and I guarantee if this were a woman instead of a man there would be outrage.
And I know sexism isn’t equal in that sense, but people have a right to privacy. Stop being so damn creepy, y’all.
Um I’m not sure if I’m mistaken but that is a picture of a guy dressed as a squid I believe
Wow that’s rude :/
So much for body positivity on this site smh.
"leave room for Jesus" has got to be the creepiest worst thought out bit of dance chaperone "wisdom" ever
"no kids don’t grind on each other grind on our Lord and Savior instead”
that is all.
#starfleet issue command tops are made of cobwebs and the dreams of small children (via damespock)
The Sound of Silence is a horror games that dynamically adapts to a person’s greatest fear. It will deliver a different experience to each player. The game is said to be released in early 2014.
You can view the full concept idea of it here: X
I wish to play this game. Like right now. No one knows my deepest fears, not even me. This shall be good
I WAS SO HAPPY WHEN I GOT THIS MESSAGE
I want the game so bad.
Year of the Horse - Giveaway time from Osteal (AHS-tee-ul)
This is the first of three give-aways coming up. You will receive everything that is pictured (plus more)
The Prizes: - two antique pieces of bone/horn
- locally collected moss, lichen, fungi and wasp nests pieces
- elk bone, shells, arrowheads
- unknown skull, jaw and vertebra that i’ve acquired
- small bag of small bones
- piece of petrified wood
- vintage doily, chunk of rabbit fur, large skeleton key
- All in a large vintage Cigar Box
Jewelry : one deer knuckle bone necklace, one mourning style hair locket, one pair of raccoon rib earrings, one silver earring with snake vertebrae, locally sourced horse hair necklace
The Rules: Do not remove ANY of this text
Must be a U.S resident (will have an international give away later in the month!), and 18 or older
- Must Follow or be following Ostealjewelry.tumblr.com
- Tag ostealjewelry at the bottom of the post
- Reblog for an entry, each reblog counts
- likes are appreciated too
Must be a real blog, no giveaway blogs - MUST have your ask box open so i can contact you - U.S. Residents only, you must be 18 years or older
Winner will be chosen APRIL 30th - winner will be notified via tumblr, make sure your ask box is open. Winner will be chosen at random by a generator - after contacted winner will have 48 hours to respond, after 48 hours another winner will be chosen.
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Osteal Jewelry Current Coupons! Good through The end of April = Use coupon code : LONGNIGHTS to receive 20% off any purchase of $20 or more