Consequences of the loss of traditional knowledge : The risk of injurious and toxic plants growing in kindergartens

dc.contributor.author Cuadra, Vanesa Pérez en_US
dc.contributor.author Cambi, Viviana Nora en_US
dc.contributor.author Rueda, María de los Ángeles en_US
dc.contributor.author Calfuán, Melina Lorena en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-08T20:58:41Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-08T20:58:41Z
dc.date.issued 2012 en_US
dc.description.abstract The plant kingdom is a producer of poisons from a variety of toxic species. Nevertheless prevention of plant poisonings in Argentina is disregarded. As children are more affected, an evaluation of the dangerous plants present in kindergartens, and about the knowledge of teachers in charge about them, has been conducted. Floristic inventories and semi-structured interviews with teachers were carried out at 85 institutions of Bahía Blanca City. A total of 303 species were identified, from which 208 are considered to be harmless, 66 moderately and 29 highly harmful. Of the moderately harmful, 54% produce phytodematitis, and among the highly dangerous those with alkaloids and cyanogenic compounds predominate. The number of dangerous plants species present in each institution varies from none to 45. Kindergartens have no landscaping plan and the majority of teachers ignore the existence of toxic plants. Appropriate actions integrating education, prevention and valuation of the natural environment are needed. en_US
dc.format.extent 18 pages en_US
dc.identifier.citation Cuadra VP, Cambi VN, Rueda M, Calfuán ML. 2012. Consequences of the loss of traditional knowledge: The risk of injurious and toxic plants growing in kindergartens. Ethnobotany Research & Applications 10: 77-94. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1547-3465 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/23567
dc.language.iso en-US en_US
dc.publisher Botany Department, University of Hawaii at Manoa en_US
dc.subject Hawaiians--Ethnobotany--Periodicals. en_US
dc.subject Ethnobotany--Hawaii--Periodicals. en_US
dc.subject Plants, Medicinal--Periodicals. en_US
dc.subject Ethnobotany--Periodicals. en_US
dc.title Consequences of the loss of traditional knowledge : The risk of injurious and toxic plants growing in kindergartens en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US
local.identifier.alturi http://www.ethnobotanyjournal.org/vol10/i1547-3465-10-077.pdf en_US
local.identifier.callnumber DU624.65 .E84 en_US
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