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4 Your Health: Dangerous summer plants; kids hitting the books over the break

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Tucson- School may be out for summer but many kids are choosing to head back to class.

The HHS office on adolescent health, reports a growing number of teenagers are opting for summer school. 

In fact, the proportion of teens enrolled in July of 2016 was more than four times higher than in July of 1985.

They're also earning a paycheck. Last year more than 23 million teenagers and young adults were working or looking for a job. And a quarter spent time volunteering.

Summer plant hazards

Poison ivy may be the most infamous weed but plenty of other seemingly innocent plants can be hazardous, as well.

The American Academy Of Dermatology reports people can develop rashes after handling tulip and daffodil bulbs.

Also, many items found in kitchens contain chemicals that irritate the skin, like horseradish and chili peppers.

And the combination of limes and UV rays can cause a rash. 

If you handle these foods, experts suggest rinsing the skin and then reapplying sunscreen after eating or drinking citrus while in the sun.

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