Fresh flowers may be the freshest flower you’ve ever seen, but that doesn’t mean they’re safe to eat.
New research shows that some varieties of fresh flower are a lot more toxic than others, with the ones that contain a high level of pesticide residues and a high concentration of the herbicide, carbamates.
The study published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology found that the levels of pesticides found in fresh flowers are higher than those found in the common garden variety.
The researchers also found that fresh flowers with high concentrations of carbamate were more toxic and more likely to cause lung damage, such as asthma, than other types of flowers.
“When people consume these kinds of flowers, they are actually putting themselves at greater risk of developing respiratory problems,” said study co-author Daniel Hobert, a toxicology professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
“This study suggests that we should be cautious about using the common-flower variety of roses and other common flowers because of these high levels of carbamate residues in the flowers.”
The researchers used a variety of plants and flowers from the wild and laboratory-grown varieties to collect samples of these flowers and the plants and plants’ compounds.
The flowers were selected by a panel of experts to ensure that they were not toxic to humans.
The samples were tested for pesticides, carbamate levels, and other compounds.
“The flowers we were interested in were the most common flower that we had sampled,” said Hoberst.
“We also tested for other compounds like phenolic compounds, which are compounds that can cause damage in the lungs, including asthma.”
In addition to finding more toxic flowers, the researchers found that a single bloom of the common flower had a higher concentration of carb amatoxin than all the other flower samples.
The carbamatoxin level was 10 times higher than the level found in other types.
Carbamates are compounds produced when the leaves of a flower are burned.
The compounds are toxic when they enter the bloodstream, where they bind to receptors in the cells of the lungs and cause inflammation and inflammation.
The most commonly used pesticide in the world is glyphosate, but the herbicides can also be found in common plants such as lettuce, tomatoes, lettuce leaves, and cabbage.
The levels of pesticide residue found in this study are a good indicator of whether a flower has been sprayed with pesticides, Hoberts said.
“People don’t realize the levels that are present,” he said.
The findings of this study highlight the need for better understanding of how pesticide residues in flowers affect health, the authors wrote.
They recommend that researchers look for pesticides in flowers that are already in the environment, and they should also look for chemicals that are not present in the pollen.
“If we find that these flowers are being exposed to pesticides, we should do some kind of environmental analysis to see how these pesticides might be affecting the environment,” Hober, said.