Poinsettia's dangerous reputation is myth

12/19/2011 | Nooga.com (Chattanooga, Tenn.)

Although the poinsettia, abundant around the holidays, has a reputation of being dangerous to pets and children, the AVMA does not include the plant on its list of plants that can harm animals, and numerous medical studies have shown that it is not dangerous to children. "You would have to eat a truckload of leaves to have any kind of reaction," said horticulturist Hollis Malone.

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