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Since 1998, The Bloomery has been Butler's florist of distinction. Our design staff has nearly 70 years of experience, and has been part of hundreds of weddings. We can be found online at www.bloomery.com and www.bloomeryweddings.com.
American Council on Science and Health Debunks "Roses are Toxic" Myth

Last year, a press release regarding the safety of workers on flower farms was misinterpreted by the press, and reporters mistakingly claimed flowers were hazardous to consumers.  This claim became #6 on the American Council on Health and Science's "Top 10 Unfounded Health Scares of 2007".

The ACSH concludes:

There is no evidence showing that exposure to pesticides at trace levels causes any adverse health effects. High doses of the chemicals can pose a threat, and therefore it is important that the safety of workers is made a top priority. However, there is no evidence of low-level exposure to pesticides causing cancer or other health problems.

In other words, Columbian flowers are safe for consumers.

Full story at http://www.acsh.org/publications/pubID.1655/pub_detail.asp

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Posted: Wednesday, January 09, 2008 6:29 PM by bloomery

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