Resources for Preventing Poisoning by Plants and Pesticides
We have compiled a list of resources that you can contact or research to get more information on pesticides and poisonous plants. You will find locations and phone numbers, materials for learning and informational sites if you are interest in learning more about the subjects of this guide. Please note, they are listed in alphabetical order.
ASPCA Poisonous Plants is dedicated to informing people which plants are poisonous to pets and animals.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Poisoning Prevention focuses on providing tips to prevent accidental home poisonings, including those by pesticides and plants.
Clemson Cooperative Extension’s Home & Garden Information Center gives a thorough overview of poison ivy, a plant that commonly causes skin irritation in children.
Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center shares information about poisonous plants and lists both non-poisonous and poisonous plants in charts.
Penn State Extension Pesticide Education is a fun portal that allows families to learn about pesticide safety in a fun way.
Poisonous Plants in the Home Landscape is a publication by Montana State University professor of horticulture R.E. Gough that lists 72 plants and tells which parts of the plants are poisonous and whether they are dangerous through contact or ingestion.
Quills Up! Spike’s Poison Prevention Adventure is an engaging video for preschool-aged children that includes life lessons in poison prevention including staying away from plants and pesticides.
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Earth-Kind Landscaping shares a chart of the more common poisonous plants.
The University of California, Berkeley’s CalPhotos: Plants is an image database that contains over 300,000 pictures of plants to help determine if the plants you see on a daily basis are poisonous or not.
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services: Poison Proof Your Home offers tips for preventing poisoning by plants and pesticides.
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