Parasitic Mistletoe Could Lead to a Dangerous Kiss
by Deirdre Blake
posted Dec 5 2013 9:58AM
It's kind of a strange custom -- kissing someone while you're standing under the leaves of a parasitic plant.
But it dates back centuries and most of us do it every year. But be especially careful when decorating with mistletoe, especiallyaround pets and kids. The berries are highly poisonous and can lead to rashes, nausea or vomiting if they're accidentally eaten.