Plants are a common cause of poisoning. Both indoor and outdoor plants can be poisonous. Even plants thought to be non-poisonous can cause an upset stomach if eaten.
Tips to Prevent Plant Poisoning:
- Know the names of all the plants in your home and yard.
- Label all plants with their names so you can identify a plant if it is eaten.
- Keep house plants, seeds, and bulbs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Do not eat wild plants or mushrooms; cooking poisonous plants does not make them safe to eat.
- Remove mushrooms growing in your yard and throw them away in a covered garbage can.
- Teach your children to never put any part of a plant into their mouths.
- If you suspect a plant poisoning, remove any plant material from the victim’s mouth and call the GPC at 1-800-222-1222.