If you think this looks like something fun to play with, you could get yourself into trouble.
October 7, 2014 Detergent pods are convenient, sure, but small children continue to have dangerous encounters with them, sustaining injuries to the eyes and other body parts when the pods are squeezed or chomped.
Rhubarb: delicious with strawberry pie, but steer clear of the leaves.
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October 23, 2013 Fruits and vegetables are undeniably important to a healthful diet. But there's another side to some of these plants that, thankfully, most people never see: the tiny amounts of toxin within them. Lucky for us, healthy human bodies are remarkably good at filtering out toxins from everyday foods.
Keep the soy sauce on your food, and use it in moderation.
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June 12, 2013 While there's been quite a debate lately about whether salt in the modern American diet is risky, there's no question that a massive amount of salt ingested quickly can lead to death. A young man in Virginia who chugged a bottle of soy sauce survived after prompt, aggressive medical treatment.
The bean of the castor-oil plant, Ricinus communis, is used in the production of castor vegetable oil and ricin, a poison.
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April 17, 2013 Ricin is a naturally occurring toxin that's found in castor beans. Castor-oil plants, the source of beans, are popular with gardeners. You can get sick by eating beans. But purified ricin can be made pretty easily and used for no-good.
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