Euphorbias and blindness...

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Euphorbias and blindness...

Postby Sam » Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:26 pm

I found this through Noel Burdette today:

Been a little quiet over this past week or so. Had a reality check from nature itself. The Toxic white sap that oozes out of Euphorbias ( E. trigona to be exact) managed to make its way into both of my eyes and I was literally blinded for around 24hours. If it wasn't for that fact that I have a medical professional living in the same house as me, I don't know what I would've done. A simple accident ( and forgetful mind) ended up in amazing pain and discomfort. I honestly had thoughts about loosing my eyesight forever ! I don't blame the plant, but it is a timely reminder that we should all be aware of the hidden dangers in our gardens and it can get you at any moment when your defences are down. .

He will be using this in his radio broadcast on Saturday on 4BC in Brisbane.

It will also be on digital radio if others would like to tune in.
“Tomatoes and oregano make it Italian, wine and tarragon
make it French, sour cream makes it Russian, lemon and
cinnamon make it Greek, soya sauce makes it Chinese, Garlic
makes it good.” Alice May Brock, Alice’s Restaurant Cookbook.
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Re: Euphorbias and blindness...

Postby abwal » Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:17 pm

Scary, Sam. I hope you have recovered well.

Yes! A good reminder to us all. I,for one, get very careless at times and have had a number of near misses as a result.
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Re: Euphorbias and blindness...

Postby Sam » Fri Apr 11, 2014 6:08 am

Thank goodness it wasn't me, Abwal! It happened to Noel. I knew they were 'dangerous', but I don't think I realised just how serious it could be.
“Tomatoes and oregano make it Italian, wine and tarragon
make it French, sour cream makes it Russian, lemon and
cinnamon make it Greek, soya sauce makes it Chinese, Garlic
makes it good.” Alice May Brock, Alice’s Restaurant Cookbook.
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Re: Euphorbias and blindness...

Postby abwal » Fri Apr 11, 2014 8:16 pm

Sorry, Sam. My reading skills must be slipping. :oops:
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Re: Euphorbias and blindness...

Postby Sam » Fri Apr 11, 2014 8:17 pm

All good - just thought people may like to listen tomorrow morning.

Noel's is on from 6.00 am on Brisbane radio station 4BC.
“Tomatoes and oregano make it Italian, wine and tarragon
make it French, sour cream makes it Russian, lemon and
cinnamon make it Greek, soya sauce makes it Chinese, Garlic
makes it good.” Alice May Brock, Alice’s Restaurant Cookbook.
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