Beware the mistletoe

Courtemanche, Jill; Peterson, Robert G.
December 2006
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;12/5/2006, Vol. 175 Issue 12, p1523
Academic Journal
The article deals with poisonings related to ingestion of holiday plants among children. The most common Christmas plants that are toxic include Christmas pepper, holly, Jerusalem cherry, mistletoe and yew. Poisoning by houseplants can be prevented by parents by keeping only safe plants, avoiding the use of pesticides and labeling the plants.


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