Vs: poinsettias

Starbuck pmdlandarch at xearthlink.net
Mon Nov 29 09:37:50 EST 1999


What specific chemicals do they use?, and what are the specific potential
health risks of those chemicals?

If you can't answer that simple question, then perhaps one should not pander
paranoia.

botrytisfree at webtv.net wrote in message
<18231-3841AD64-27 at storefull-295.iap.bryant.webtv.net>...
>It is correct that poinsettias are not poisonous, but there is another
>factor to consider.  Most of the poinsettias sold this year will come
>from large commercial growers.  These growers use lots of different
>chemicals on their plants.  Some of the chemicals can be quite toxic.
>Some are put into the soil and taken up by the roots, so even if there
>is no spray residue on the plant, there can still be a pesticide
>present.  I still don't think eating a bract or two would kill you, but
>it is another thing to consider.
>







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