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
> sabercat at gate.net Visit SaberSpace:
> sabercat at webcom.com <URL:http://www.webcom.com/~sabercat/>
> sabercat at netrunner.net
Nearly everthing "gives" cancer. Dosage, and the health of your immmune system
Ther is an aflatotoxin (sp?) fungus found in moldy peanuts whic is especially
dangerous. Peanut butter kills quite A few people.
More information about the Plantbio
Send comments to us at biosci-help [At] net.bio.net