Toxic Plant Warning Labels
There are plant that are sold at nurseries and floral shops that can be very deadly to people, pets and livestock. The goal here is to require labeling, similar to that you would find on a prescription, a blow dryer tag, or 5 gallon bucket warning of potential hazards that can results from using this product. Not all plants are toxic, but the ones that are the most hazardous should carry these labels to educate the purchaser. For example, Lilies can cause kidney failure and death in cats when they nibble on the arrangement from the florist. Oleander is toxic to any creature but is a very inexpensive plant. Only a few dried leaves can kill a horse. There are several more common house plants and ornamental shrubbery that can prove fatal in multiple species (Daffodils, Narcissus, Diffenbachia, Larkspur, Wisteria, Azaleas, Japanese Yew and Mistletoe to name a few). By requiring warning labels, the consumer can be better able to make decisions regarding their purchase and can take safe guards to prevent an accidental poisoning of a beloved family member, pet, or other.