10 Houseplants That Are Slowly Poisoning Your Health

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4. Aloe

The Aloe plant is has a variety of uses and its presence on this list may surprise you! According to scientists, this plant contains substances that are capable of causing diarrhea, allergies, and kidney problems.

5. Marigolds

If ingested, Tagetes, which are commonly known as Marigolds, may cause gastrointestinal discomfort. The sap from the plant may also cause skin rashes.

6. Heartleaf Philodendron

Philodendron contains a substance called calcium oxalate which is capable of causing pain and swallowing difficulties. Although this plant may seem beautiful, remember to keep pets away from it.

7. Caladium

Its heart-shaped leaves are pretty and may seem welcoming, but beware, this plant can be dangerous and poisonous.

If animals and kids come into contact with Caladium leaves, drooling, and breathing difficulties may be experienced. In these cases, it is best to contact a toxicology specialist or a center that specializes in dealing with poisonings and wash / wipe the affected area.

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