Poisonous Plants - Knowledgebase Question

Gaithersburg, MD
Question by eerox
March 30, 2001
What common house plants can pose poison danger to children and pets?


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Answer from NGA
March 30, 2001

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There is a surprising number of very common houseplants that are potentially dangerous to children and pets. It is always a good idea to keep the plants away from the pets and to teach children not to eat them as a general rule as well. Also, keep your poison control number handy just in case.

Here are two lists of common plants:

http://www.agric.gov.ab.ca/cro...

http://www.ag.usask.ca/cofa/de...

Numerous lists of plants poisonous to animals can be found here:

http://www.ansci.cornell.edu/p...

You might also check with your veterinarian.

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