Wild parsnip burns and blisters a 4-year-old boy’s hand


A Kanata family is warning others after their four-year-old son suffered burns and blisters from the dangerous plant.

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13 Comments on "Wild parsnip burns and blisters a 4-year-old boy’s hand"

  1. Justins Personal Knob Polisher Climate Crises | July 14, 2019 at 4:21 PM | Reply

    Climate change has lead to wild parsnip growing out of control, to solve this problem we need to pay more taxes to Justin !!!

  2. The way he says Canada is great.

  3. This weed is a serious problem that the city needs to take care of. There are stronger pesticides that need to be used. It is the cities responsibility to keep the public safe. I see wild parsnip all over the medians and in the center of the 417/416. Let me ask this. If you were a first responder and there was an accident that had a vehicle stuck in the middle of a group of wild parsnip- would you risk your safety for someone else? If you attempt to help, you are going to get this highly toxic residue on your skin permanently scaring you. It sticks to your clothes that you’re going to bring into your vehicle and then home. If you get this sap in your eyes, you can go blind. Would you risk your vision or skin for a stranger?

  4. Why are you showing dill?

  5. Rockwood Tacoma | July 14, 2019 at 5:07 PM | Reply

    hog weed is a big problem too !!

  6. Poor wee soul… that land should be fenced off and the landowner held responsible for anyone getting hurt from getting in contact with those weeds.
    That’s the worst thing g when owners neglect the land and when there are noxious weeds like wild parsnip, giant Hogweed the township should take legal action against the landowners.
    Should be either spraying early in the spring, either cutting the growth low several times a year or cut and plough everything under and spray as required with Pre-Emergant herbicides until noxious weeds have stopped growing.
    Wild parsnip is toxic to.goats otherwise flocks goats could be used to feed on the land even along creek beds using temporary fencing to clear section by section and getting the land fertilized at the same time.

  7. Lorax Dave Walters | July 14, 2019 at 8:22 PM | Reply

    I’ve lived in Canada for over a year now and this is the first time I had heard of Wild Parsnip.

  8. That poor child the fault rests on moms lack of attention to what her 4 year old is doing

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