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Poinsettias, mistletoe and holly not as poisonous as once feared

David Fiske, gardens curator of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society is quoted in this story about poinsettias, mistletoe and holly.

Parents have long worried that three of the most popular plants decorating American homes during the Christmas season — mistletoe, holly, and poinsettias — are poisonous, and can even be deadly if ingested. Relax, just a little: New medical evidence suggests these fears are exaggerated.

Read the full story in the Boston Globe

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