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Plant safetyPPlant safetyPlant safetyEnglishPreventionChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANAHealthy living and preventionCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2014-05-15T04:00:00ZShawna Silver, MD, FRCPC, FAAP, PEng6.0000000000000074.0000000000000968.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>An overview of poisonous plants.</p><p>If your child eats or gets a skin reaction after touching a plant, berry, seed, bulb or wild mushroom that you think may be poisonous, call your local <a href="/Article?contentid=1121&language=English">poison centre</a> immediately.</p><p>When you call the poison centre, be prepared to give the following information:</p><ul><li>your child's age</li><li>any symptoms or illness your child displays</li><li>the name of plant (if you know it) – the poison specialists at the centre cannot identify plants over the phone</li><li>how much and what parts were eaten</li><li>how recently the plant was eaten or touched</li></ul><p>The poison specialist will tell you what to do and what symptoms to watch for. Remember, each child can react differently to the same plant. You can take a photo of what was eaten or touched to show your doctor.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>Keep all plants, berries, seeds and bulbs out of reach of young children.</li> <li>Do not assume that a plant is safe for people just because birds or wildlife eat it.</li> <li>A young child may choke on any plant, seed, berry, bulb or mushroom.</li> <li>If your child puts a plant in their mouth, do not taste the plant yourself to check if it is poisonous.</li> <li>Some plants may cause skin irritation, itching, a rash or blisters. Wash the skin immediately with lots of soap and lukewarm water.</li> </ul>
植物安全植物安全Plant safetyChineseSimplifiedNAChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANANAAdult (19+)NA2011-03-29T04:00:00Z000Flat ContentHealth A-Z简要概述有毒的植物。
Sécurité en matière de plantesSSécurité en matière de plantesPlant safetyFrenchPreventionChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANAHealthy living and preventionCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2014-05-15T04:00:00ZShawna Silver, MD, FRCPC, FAAP, PEng6.0000000000000074.0000000000000968.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Un aperçu facile à comprendre sur les plantes toxiques.</p><p>Appelez immédiatement votre <a href="/Article?contentid=1121&language=French">centre antipoison local​</a> si votre enfant a mangé une plante, une baie, une graine, un bulbe, ou un champignon sauvage que vous pensez toxique ou si sa peau régit après contact.</p> <p>Lorsque vous téléphonez au centre antipoison, préparez-vous à donner les renseignements suivants:</p> <ul> <li>l’âge de votre enfant​</li> <li>t​out symptôme ou maladie que présente votre enfant</li> <li>le nom de la plante (si vous le connaissez) – les spécialistes au centre ne peuvent identifier les plantes par téléphone</li> <li>quelles parties et quelle quantité ont été ingérées</li> <li>à quand remonte l’incident.</li> </ul> <p>Le spécialiste du centre antipoison vous dira que faire et quels symptômes surveiller. Souvenez-vous que différents enfants peuvent réagir différemment à une même plante. Prenez une photo de ce que votre enfant a touché ou avalé pour montrer au médecin.</p><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul> <li>Gardez toutes les plantes, les baies, les graines et les bulbes hors de portée des jeunes enfants.</li> <li>Ce n’est pas parce que les oiseaux ou les animaux sauvages mangent une plante qu’elle est sans danger pour l’homme.</li> <li>Un jeune enfant peut s’étouffer avec n'importe quelle plante, graine, baie, racine ou n'importe quel champignon.</li> <li>Si votre enfant a mis une plante toxique dans sa bouche, ne goûtez pas la plante vous-même afin de vérifier si elle est bien toxique.</li> <li>Certaines plantes peuvent causer une irritation de la peau, des démangeaisons, une éruption cutanée ou des cloques. Nettoyez la peau immédiatement avec beaucoup d’eau et de l’eau tiède.</li> </ul>

 

 

Plant safety1956.00000000000Plant safetyPlant safetyPEnglishPreventionChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANAHealthy living and preventionCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2014-05-15T04:00:00ZShawna Silver, MD, FRCPC, FAAP, PEng6.0000000000000074.0000000000000968.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>An overview of poisonous plants.</p><p>If your child eats or gets a skin reaction after touching a plant, berry, seed, bulb or wild mushroom that you think may be poisonous, call your local <a href="/Article?contentid=1121&language=English">poison centre</a> immediately.</p><p>When you call the poison centre, be prepared to give the following information:</p><ul><li>your child's age</li><li>any symptoms or illness your child displays</li><li>the name of plant (if you know it) – the poison specialists at the centre cannot identify plants over the phone</li><li>how much and what parts were eaten</li><li>how recently the plant was eaten or touched</li></ul><p>The poison specialist will tell you what to do and what symptoms to watch for. Remember, each child can react differently to the same plant. You can take a photo of what was eaten or touched to show your doctor.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>Keep all plants, berries, seeds and bulbs out of reach of young children.</li> <li>Do not assume that a plant is safe for people just because birds or wildlife eat it.</li> <li>A young child may choke on any plant, seed, berry, bulb or mushroom.</li> <li>If your child puts a plant in their mouth, do not taste the plant yourself to check if it is poisonous.</li> <li>Some plants may cause skin irritation, itching, a rash or blisters. Wash the skin immediately with lots of soap and lukewarm water.</li> </ul><h2>How to prevent poisoning from plants</h2> <ul> <li>To be safe, keep all plants, berries, seeds and bulbs out of reach of young children.</li> <li>When outdoors, teach your child to stay away from plants and not to eat any non-food items.</li> <li>Make sure you and your child’s caregivers know the names of all plants and trees inside and outside your home.</li> <li>It’s a good idea to leave the tags on all items you bring home from a plant nursery. If you do not know the names, an expert from a plant nursery may be able to help you identify the plant and give you a tag to place near your plant.</li> <li>Do not assume that a plant is safe for people just because birds or wildlife eat it.</li> <li>Jewellery, crafts and maracas, especially those bought outside Canada, may contain poisonous seeds.</li> <li>Do not suck nectar from flowers or make tea from flowers or leaves.</li> </ul> <h2>Poisonous plants</h2> <ul> <li>Some plants will not cause serious poisoning unless a large amount is eaten.</li> <li>Seeds or pits from apples, apricots, cherries, nectarines and peaches are poisonous, but only if they are eaten in large amounts. Accidentally swallowing a few seeds will not cause illness.</li> <li>Cactus plants can cause skin irritation and should be kept away from children.</li> </ul> <h3>Examples of poisonous plants</h3> <p>Note: This is not a complete list.</p> <table class="akh-table"> <tbody> <tr> <td>Amaryllis</td><td>Angel's trumpet</td><td>Arrowhead vine</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Azalea</td><td>Bittersweet</td><td>Black locust</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Boston ivy</td><td>Caladium</td><td>Calla lily</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Castor bean</td><td>Chinese lantern</td><td>Chrysanthemum</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Clematis</td><td>Cotoneaster</td><td>Crocus, autumn</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Croton</td><td>Cyclamen</td><td>Daffodil</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Daisy </td><td>Delphinium</td><td>Dieffenbachia (dumb cane)</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Elephant's ear</td><td>English ivy</td><td>Eucalyptus</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Euonymus</td><td>Foxglove</td><td>Gladiola</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Holly</td><td>Horse chestnut</td><td>Hyacinth</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Hydrangea</td><td>Iris</td><td>Jack-in-the-pulpit</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Jequirity bean</td><td>Jerusalem cherry</td><td>Jimson weed</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Larkspur</td><td>Lily-of-the-valley</td><td>Lobelia</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Lupine</td><td>Marijuana</td><td>Milkweed</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Mistletoe</td><td>Monkshood</td><td>Morning glory</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Mother-in-law plant</td><td>Mother-in-law's tongue</td><td>Narcissus</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Nightshade</td><td>Oleander</td><td>Peony</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Periwinkle (Vinca)</td><td>Philodendron</td><td>Poison ivy</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Pokeweed</td><td>Potato (all green parts)</td><td>Pothos</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Rhododendron</td><td>Rhubarb leaves</td><td>Rosary bean</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Snake berry</td><td>Snow on the Mountain</td><td>Star of Bethlehem</td> </tr> <tr> <td>St. John's Wort</td><td>Tobacco</td><td>Tomato (plant and unripe fruit)</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Virginia creeper</td><td>Water hemlock</td><td>Wisteria</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Yew</td><td> </td><td> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <h2>Non-poisonous plants</h2> <ul> <li>A person is not likely to get ill from these plants, but certain people may have an unusual reaction.</li> <li>A young child may choke on any plant, even if it not poisonous.</li> <li>Some non-poisonous plants may be harmful to pets. Call your vet for more information.</li> </ul> <h3>Examples of non-poisonous plants</h3> <p>Note: This is not a complete list.</p> <table class="akh-table"> <tbody> <tr> <td>African violet</td><td>Alyssum</td><td>Asparagus fern</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Astilbe</td><td>Baby's breath*</td><td>Baby's tears</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Bachelors buttons</td><td>Black-eyed Susan*</td><td>Boston fern</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Chinese evergreen</td><td>Christmas cactus</td><td>Coleus*</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Coral bells</td><td>Cosmos</td><td>Crocus (spring blooming only)</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Dahlia*</td><td>Dandelion</td><td>Daylily*</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Dracaena</td><td>Easter lily</td><td>Evening primrose</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Ficus Benjamina*</td><td>Freesia</td><td>Fuchsia</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Gardenia*</td><td>Gloxinia</td><td>Grape hyacinth</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Hens and chicks</td><td>Hibiscus*</td><td>Hollyhock</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Honey locust</td><td>Hoya </td><td>Impatiens</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Jade plant</td><td>Maple (seeds and young leaves)</td><td>Marigold*</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Money plant</td><td>Mountain ash</td><td>Mulberry</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Peperomia</td><td>Persian violet</td><td>Petunia</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Phlox</td><td>Poinsettia**</td><td>Polka-dot plant</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Portulaca</td><td>Prayer plant</td><td>Primrose*</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Purple coneflower</td><td>Rose*</td><td>Rubber plant*</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Schefflera*</td><td>Snapdragon</td><td>Spider plant</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Spiraea</td><td>Statice*</td><td>Tulip*</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Wandering Jew*</td><td>Weeping Fig*</td><td>Weigela</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Yucca</td><td>Zinnia</td><td> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>*These plants may cause skin irritation or allergic reactions.</p> <p>**This plant may cause skin irritation and mild nausea or vomiting.</p> <h2>What to do if your child eats a poisonous plant</h2> <ul> <li>If your child puts a plant in their mouth, do not taste the plant yourself to check if it is poisonous.</li> <li>If your child is choking or unconscious or has trouble breathing or swallowing, call 911 <em>immediately</em>.</li> </ul> <p>If your child appears well:</p> <ul> <li>look for pieces of the plant in their mouth</li> <li>remove any pieces of the plant you can see</li> <li>give them small sips of water</li> <li>do not try to make them throw up</li> <li>call your local poison information centre</li> </ul> <h2>What to do if your child touches a poisonous plant</h2> <ul> <li>Some plants may cause skin irritation, itching, a rash or blisters.</li> <li>Wash the skin immediately with lots of soap and lukewarm water.</li> <li>Call your local poison information centre.</li> </ul> <h2>Mushroom safety</h2> <p>Poisonous and non-poisonous mushrooms grow side by side. Only a mushroom expert, called a mycologist, can tell them apart.</p> <p>It is dangerous to eat any mushroom that you find outdoors. Cooking outdoor mushrooms does not make them safe to eat.</p> <p>Eating even small parts of some mushrooms can cause sickness or death. A person may not become ill until many hours after eating a mushroom.</p> <h3>How to reduce the chances of mushroom poisoning</h3> <ul> <li>Remove and throw away all mushrooms growing near your home.</li> <li>Check your lawn for mushrooms before children go outdoors to play, especially after a rainfall.</li> <li>Call your local poison centre as soon as possible. Do not wait until your child feels sick.</li> </ul>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/plant_safety.jpgPlant safety

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