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Top poisonous house plants

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Some of these are also helpful plants, but can have bad side effects too.

Rated 1 point - posted 10 years ago by TWeb in category Health.
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Poinsettia Report Abuse
Reactions for humans range from dermatitis from contact with the milky sap to nausea and vomiting if ingested. Avoid contact with the eyes.
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Schefflera Report Abuse
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Heart leaf philodendron, Philodendron Report Abuse
Ingestion will quickly cause painful burning and swelling of lips, mouth, tongue, and throat. Used to be called the mother in law plant. Making the mouth swell shut so the mother in law couldn't speak.
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Hydrangea Report Abuse
Poisoning from eating the flower buds has occurred. Symptoms include vomiting, abdominal pains, diarrhea, labored breathing, lethargy and coma. Sensitive individuals may develop contact dermatitis from handling the plants.
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Azalea/Rhododendron Report Abuse
Although a low toxicity plant it is best to treat all Rhododendrons as poisonous and keep out of reach of children and pets.
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Aloe Vera Report Abuse
ingestion can cause purging by irritating the large intestine.
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Angel's Trumpet Report Abuse
Angel's trumpet contains alkaloids that have caused poisoning and death in humans and animals and it is so potent it has been used in suicides and murder. Children are especially vulnerable to the effects of Atropines and extra caution should be taken with them.
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Dumb cane Report Abuse
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Croton Report Abuse
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Chrysanthemums, Mums Report Abuse
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Crown-of-thorns Report Abuse
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Devil's Backbone Report Abuse
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Ceriman, Swiss-cheese plant Report Abuse
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Jerusalem Cherry Report Abuse
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Cyclamen Report Abuse
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Kaffir Lily Report Abuse
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Angels' wings Report Abuse
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Amaryllis Report Abuse
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English Ivy Report Abuse
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Flamingo lily Report Abuse
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