Lettuce Plants

Is Lettuce Sap Harmful

Anonymous added on February 20, 2014 | Answered

Wondering if the lettuce saps are harmful or allergic to human body? Or is it safe to use naked hands in lettuce seed collection?

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Answered on February 20, 2014

Milky sap is perfectly normal and will not pose any threat to you. Some sensitive people, however, may experience mild contact dermatitis upon handling lettuce. If you are one of these rare individuals, I would suggest using gloves whenever you must handle the plant.

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