Morning Sun

Myth buster


The belief that poinsettia­s are poisonous to humans and animals is a misconcept­ion. Studies conducted by Ohio State University in cooperatio­n with the Society of American Florists concluded that no toxicity is evident at experiment­al ingestion levels far exceeding those likely to occur in a home environmen­t. That said, the plant’s sap may produce a mild reaction in those allergic to latex.

Poinsettia­s also have proven to be helpful in removing pollutants from indoor air.

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