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 A warning to all gardeners
Topic Originator: OzPar  
Date:   Thu 28 Feb 03:36

I spent the day in hospital yesterday after accidentally spraying the weedkiller Round-Up in my eyes. It was really painful and left me practically blinded for several hours - all I could see was the outline of things through a heavy fog.

Today, I feel a good bit better, but my sight is still 50/60% of what it should be and my eyes are a crimson red colour. The doctors say I should be okay in a few days.

But it does serve as a warning to pay attention to the signs on products that say "avoid contact with eyes". In this particular case, I would have been well advised to avoid spraying a dangerous product in windy conditions...
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 Re: A warning to all gardeners
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Thu 28 Feb 08:46

Or wear eye protection.
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 Re: A warning to all gardeners
Topic Originator: renegade master  
Date:   Thu 28 Feb 09:23

I'm as guilty as anyone of complying with PPE instructions in their entirety at work but I bet like most at home it's the last thing you look for before doing a bit of gardening or DIY!

Hope everything gets better Oz!
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 Re: A warning to all gardeners
Topic Originator: Skerla  
Date:   Thu 28 Feb 12:31

Eejit.
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 Re: A warning to all gardeners
Topic Originator: richie5401  
Date:   Thu 28 Feb 12:48

Concrete min..the only way to go;)
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 Re: A warning to all gardeners
Topic Originator: Boston Red Sox  
Date:   Thu 28 Feb 13:11

Hopefully when you fully recover you’ll be able to see the fungicide of this🤔


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 Re: A warning to all gardeners
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Thu 28 Feb 13:22

Classic min... Being serious of course, what you should have sprayed in your eyes was Windolene... For sparkling streak free vision😂



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 Re: A warning to all gardeners
Topic Originator: Rastapari  
Date:   Thu 28 Feb 16:31

Round Up has been losing pretty big damages claims in the US....

I Hope You're Ok Today....
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 Re: A warning to all gardeners
Topic Originator: parforthecourse  
Date:   Thu 28 Feb 17:49

Who would have thought it would damage your irises?
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 Re: A warning to all gardeners
Topic Originator: londonparsfan  
Date:   Thu 28 Feb 18:00

Quote:

Rastapari, Thu 28 Feb 16:31

Round Up has been losing pretty big damages claims in the US....


I hadn't seen that cheers Rasta. Recently bought a weed burner so I'll be setting that up and punting the Round Up.
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 Re: A warning to all gardeners
Topic Originator: Rastapari  
Date:   Thu 28 Feb 22:11

Quote:

londonparsfan, Thu 28 Feb 18:00

Quote:

Rastapari, Thu 28 Feb 16:31

Round Up has been losing pretty big damages claims in the US....


I hadn't seen that cheers Rasta. Recently bought a weed burner so I'll be setting that up and punting the Round Up.


I'm sure there was a fairly recent case where a terminally ill Gardner was awarded 246 million dollars from Monsanto after proving round up caused his illness...

I Hope You're Ok Today....
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 Re: A warning to all gardeners
Topic Originator: OzPar  
Date:   Thu 28 Feb 22:45

Geez Rasta, I could have done without reading that!
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 Re: A warning to all gardeners
Topic Originator: moviescot  
Date:   Thu 28 Feb 22:59

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 Re: A warning to all gardeners
Topic Originator: Thaipar  
Date:   Thu 28 Feb 23:34

This will be your new excuse for not being able to find your wallet 😋😋

Please don't book me Admin, it will ruin my life.
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 Re: A warning to all gardeners
Topic Originator: OzPar  
Date:   Thu 28 Feb 23:44

Aye TP, now you will have to buy me a sympathetic pint or three...

:)
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 Re: A warning to all gardeners
Topic Originator: GG741  
Date:   Fri 1 Mar 01:20

Not much sympathy on here for you Oz.
Hope the eyes are on the mend.

Ditch the Round Up. I'm not sure why it is even still legal to sell the stuff here in Oz.
And the "weed burner" is a much better alternative to gardening, although we had a different name for those when I was younger.
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 Re: A warning to all gardeners
Topic Originator: OzPar  
Date:   Fri 1 Mar 01:29

Thanks GG. I didn't expect too much sympathy to be honest as I obviously was pretty damn careless. I was wearing my normal glasses but they didn't provide much protection. You never think these sort of things will happen to you, but of course, they do.

Feeling a bit better today as the stinging has gone and the redness is disappearing. My sight is improving, though not yet back to normal.

And yes, the Round-Up is duly ditched...

:)
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