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Science Says: Are poinsettias poisonous?
Some holiday truths
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This 2003 file photo shows hundreds of experimental poinsettias in colors of pink, red, white and even polka dot patterns, fill the University of Maryland Research Greenhouse Complex in College Park, Md. Pointsettias are not nearly as poisonous as a persistent myth says. Mild rashes from touching the plants or nausea from chewing or eating the leaves may occur but they aren't deadly, for humans or their pets. - photo by Associated Press
CHICAGO — Are poinsettias really poisonous? Are snowflakes really pure as the driven snow? Does feasting really put on the pounds?
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