May 30, 2006
Cairo- A poisonous plant could be growing in strength right here in south Georgia. Poison Ivy can be found in wooded areas across south Georgia, but now it could give you a more severe rash.
A recent study in North Carolina found increased levels of carbon dioxide could be fueling the plant to grow twice as fast making you more likely to break out.
"The study also indicated that the toxicity of the poison ivy also increased under CO2 levels," said Tim Flanders, Grady Co. Extension Coordinator.
Poison Ivy causes an estimated 350,000 cases of skin rashes each year in the United States.
It was reported that Antonio Fletcher, 31, came to the home of Elizabeth Hicks,27, and kicked in the door.
Arelious Haynes Jr., 51, was picked up around 9:00 a.m. Saturday morning in West Point, Georgia by Troup County authorities, and taken to the Troup County Jail.
For some people in southwest Georgia, this won't be the first time they've witnessed a solar eclipse.
It's important people keep their eyes protected during Monday's solar eclipse by wearing a pair of eclipse glasses. Will pets need those special glasses, too?
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