What the Information System Does Not Do

This Information System does not provide the following:

  • a means for identifying poisonous plants. A decision was made to leave out this feature because of the complication and time involved in developing a complete identification system to separate all the poisonous plants from nonpoisonous plants that may be encountered. Other computerized systems under development may provide on-screen identification of poisonous plants. For example, Debbie Metsger has been doing research into the development of computer identification systems with specific reference to ingested house plants in Canada, including poisonous plants. She may be contacted at:

  • a diagnostic tool for medical situations. In some cases, additional information has been provided on treatments that have been reported as effective, but this inclusion by no means implies any comment of their use. For more information, you should always get a copy of the original published references.