frogdogdog
frogdogdog , Parent asks:
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Are Poinsettias poisonous?

I'm always scared when my toddlers are near poinsettia plants, fearing one bite will put them in a coma... or worse. Is it really true that poinsettia plants are poisonous?
In Topics: Physical Health, Nature and outdoors
> 60 days ago

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Dr.Monika
Dec 4, 2010
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What the Expert Says:

Contrary to the popular belief, poinsettias are not poisonous.  Coming in contact with their milky discharge may cause a local reaction though.  

Suggested readings:

About Poinsettia

http://urbanext.illinois.edu/poinsettia/faq.cfm

Toxic Plants

http://www.pluggedinparents.com/component/content/article/469

Best regards.
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Karenmom
Karenmom writes:
Although, Poinsettias are not deadly, they can still cause discomfort and vomiting.  The first link to about.com explains the myth and the second link will provide more information about precautions you should take encouraging to keep houseplants away from pets and unknowing children.

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