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The manchineel tree: the most toxic tree in the world

iendly than coconut trees! It truly deserves its Spanish nickname of arbol de la muerte, meaning "tree of death," because all parts of this tree are toxic through direct or indirect contact. How to recognize a manchineel tree? The manchineel tree is all the more dangerous because it can be easily m ...

14
Mar
2024

Dog and cat: how to design a garden for a pet?

sted, a dog or cat could die. If your pet is bleeding, convulsing or staggering, you should call the veterinarian urgently. Avoid plants that are toxic to animals Crop protection products are not the only hazards for pets in the garden. Some seemingly harmless plants are toxic to our four-legged ...

09
Mar
2023

Is Toast Carcinogenic?

"What is acrylamide?" Acrylamide is a substance that was first isolated by scientists in 2002. It is known to be cancer-causing and neurotoxic, meaning toxic to the brain and nerves. Medical research is very interested in this compound because it is now known to be bad for health and found in food ...

04
May
2023

Decoration, Furniture, and Bedding: 5 Tips for a Healthy Bedroom

Remove shoes to limit bacteria and toxic substances. The first tip for maintaining a healthy bedroom is to take off your shoes when entering the room. We're not always aware of it, but the shoes we wear outside bring harmful bacteria and toxic substances into our homes. Walking on the street, we p ...

21
Feb
2024

May Day: 5 Unusual Facts About Lily of the Valley

d Labor Day. This plant, which symbolizes the return of happiness in the language of flowers, does not always recur on a fixed date... This plant is toxic, and potentially deadly. Lily of the valley, which thrives in limestone soil, can be easily cultivated in gardens, provided that the area is coo ...

26
Apr
2007

Bitter gourd: beware of poisoning!

edators like caterpillars. But they are dangerous to humans, especially since they are not eliminated by cooking the vegetable. If ingested, these toxic substances cause digestive pain, nausea, vomiting and sometimes bloody diarrhea. They can lead to severe dehydration requiring hospitalization. ...

14
Oct
2022

The spotted pothos: 5 good reasons to adopt this plant.

onfused with another plant also called "pothos" but with the botanical name Epipremnum aureum. It is also important to know that its sap is slightly toxic and can cause irritations. That is why it is sometimes listed among the toxic plants for pets such as cats and dogs. 2- She is almost indestruct ...

22
Sep
2023

The Crown of Thorns plant: cultivation and maintenance

to the watering water, always during the growing season (from March to October) but not during the winter dormancy period. 5- Beware of its thorns and toxicity. The Euphorbia milii is an aesthetic and easy-to-maintain indoor plant. However, it has the disadvantage of being toxic and equipped with th ...

11
Oct
2023

Air travel: what are the prohibited items?

a capacity greater than 100 ml per bottle And of course : - explosive or flammable substances (anti-aggression spray, aerosol...) - chemical or toxic substances (batteries with electrolyte) - weapons or imitation weapons (pistol, dagger...). - cartridges and ammunition for hunting or sportin ...

28
June
2013

Mushrooms: beware of poisoning!

1- Be aware of the risk of intoxication. All mushrooms, even those that are edible, can cause digestive disorders if consumed in excessive quantities, undercooked or spoiled. Their consumption can lead to nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. But there are also around fifty dangerous mus ...

01
Sep
2014

Nutrition: butter or margarine?

king, prefer margarine At high temperatures, butter turns brown due to the Maillard reaction: this phenomenon makes it more indigestible and produces toxic carcinogenic compounds. That's why, for high temperature cooking, it's best to use margarines yet the mention cooking or simply olive or pean ...

11
Jan
2022

DIY: 5 ideas for using pallets in the garden.

dable and eco-friendly source of material for all sorts of DIY projects. However, be aware that recycling pallets can be dangerous as some are treated with toxic chemicals. You should not use those marked with MB (for methyl bromide, a harmful substance) nor colored pallets in blue or red which ha ...

24
May
2023

Gardening: what water for indoor plants?

polluted by chemicals used in industry, it remains the best water for watering indoor plants. The harmful chemical elements for human health are not toxic to plants. That is why you can safely collect rainwater on your balcony on rainy days and store your harvest in bottles to water your houseplant ...

30
Aug
2023

Health: 6 Good Reasons to Quit Smoking

an ashtray is inhaled by everyone around you, including non-smokers and children. Secondhand smoke, meaning being regularly exposed to tobacco smoke and the many toxic substances it contains, promotes asthma, infections, and ENT diseases in children. This often underestimated scourge increases the ...

21
Nov
2023

Colocasia: the elephant ear plant

c beverages. The leaves of the elephant ear plant are sometimes used in cooking like cabbage. However, it is essential to cook them as this plant is toxic when raw. When growing a colocasia as a houseplant, one must be cautious of its toxicity to pets and children. Contrary to popular belief, a pl ...

08
Mar
2024

The Dynamite Tree: 5 Things to Know About the Species Hura crepitans

s likely an adaptation of the species to prevent certain animals such as monkeys from climbing its trunk to eat its fruit. Some parts of this tree are toxic. As if the thorns on its trunk and the explosive nature of its fruits were not enough to make this tropical tree dangerous, the Hura crepitans ...

21
Mar
2024

Difficult holiday mornings: what solutions?

What causes a hangover? The Headache and Belly that can assail you in the aftermath of a drunken party are caused by acetaldehyde, a toxic substance produced in the body by the metabolism of alcohol. There's no need to lie to yourself, the cause of your symptoms on difficult party nights is simp ...

21
Dec
2007

Columbine: 5 Things to Know About This Beautiful Spring Flower

, which can sometimes yield pleasant surprises for gardeners. Caution: The fruit of the columbine are capsules filled with small black seeds that are toxic. The sap of this plant can also cause skin burns. You can buy it in a pot in the spring. If you are patient, you can sow columbine seeds betwee ...

25
July
2012

Natural and eco-friendly toys: what to choose?

ted equal. The CE label is essential as it guarantees the toy's conformity, but it is not sufficient because: - it does not guarantee any control of toxic substances present in toys - it does not require testing by an independent organization. Manufacturers themselves affix this mention to the prod ...

18
Dec
2013

The nutmeg tree: the tree that gives the nutmeg

to cocktails like punch and can be used to make liqueur. In moderate doses, it is reputed to be digestive, aphrodisiac and tonic. But beware: it is toxic if consumed in large doses. ...

24
Apr
2015