noxious weed reasons/ way off topic

Diane Whitehead
Sun, 28 Jan 2007 17:43:14 PST
On 29-Jan-07, at 10:42 PM, Angela and Dean wrote:
So does that mean most of us would have to eat half a kilo of the  
stuff (ie over 1 pound?)
>> From what I have read, a lethal dose is 1% of the body weight.
> Robert.

Since I brought up the topic, I figure I'd better Google the lethal  

Cows take 1.5 to 2 hours to die if they eat 3.3 mg/kg of body weight.  
( 1 to 2 lbs of fresh leaves)

Mares take 30 to 40 minutes to die if they eat 15.5 mg/kg body weight  
( 4 to 5 lbs of fresh leaves)

Adult human: 6 to 8 fresh leaves reported as lethal

And to think I used to see its seeds for sale	in some small  
California seed companies.	I can't imagine why.


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