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Can plants give cancer ?

Adam Van Wirdum adamtfg at ozemail.com.au
Mon May 29 20:14:50 EST 1995


sabercat at gate.net (John (SaberCat)) wrote:
>
> mbleeker at euronet.nl (Marco_Bleeker) wrote:
> 
> :>I have heard that plants can give cancer.
> 
> :  Yes, if you burn them, and inhale the smoke.
> 
>  The seeds od cycads contain a carcinogen. Several of the
> araceae as well.
> 
> John Laroche
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Nearly everthing "gives" cancer. Dosage, and the health of your immmune system
is important
Ther is an aflatotoxin (sp?) fungus found in moldy peanuts whic is especially
dangerous. Peanut butter kills quite A few people.
 Michael TFG
Australia



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