BEWARE: Common indoor plant 'dumb cane' can be deadly


This seemingly harmless plant can impose serious health risks.

With its presentable appearance, the Dieffenbachia or more popularly known as dumb cane is probably one of the most common indoor plants. It can be used as a decor in the office, school, parks and even houses. But did you know that it can impose serious risks to your health?

A concerned netizen warns the public about the dangers the came along with this seemingly harmless plant. In her post, Nidhi Goyal Chaudhary stated that the dumb cane is not as safe as we think.

Direct contact with the plant can result  to skin irritation. Worse, when this plant is ingested, it could lead to death. Chaudhary even said in her post that this can kill a child in less than a minute, and an adult in 15 minutes.

"One of my friends lost her daughter who put a piece of the leaf of this plant in her mouth and her tounge swelled to the point of suffocation." Chaudhary said.

Moreover, her claims are supported with scientific research. Chemicals such as oxalic acid and aspargine--which are fatal when swallowed--are found present in the plant.

Chaudhary suggested in her post to uproot the plant and take it out. If you are still persistent to use this as a decor, extra precaution is needed to avoid incidents.




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This seemingly harmless plant can impose serious health risks.
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