Toxic Ficus (was Oleander danger)

Steve, Tammy, Chloe and Ellysha Hale shale at
Sat Jun 3 08:28:05 EST 2000

try geting some in your eye. Causes blindness and reasonable amounts of the
sap can cause vomiting and even death.
"Garrapata" <garrapat at> wrote in message
news:8gsd9i$pdm$1 at
> On Sun, 28 May 2000 00:36:36 +0800, "Steve, Tammy, Chloe and Ellysha
> Hale" <shale at> wrote:
> >Incedentally, the common indoor Ficus (F. benjamina) is almost
> >as dangerous but no one worries about that do they?
> This is not true. When I worked as a gardener for a hospital someone
> questioned the safety of Ficus benjamina.  A search of  the medical
> literature found no references to any species of  Ficus - except
> for Ficus carica causing a skin rash in some individuals

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