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The ficus (or weeping fig) is a hugely popular choice for indoor greenery, so homeowners may be surprised to learn that it can irritate allergies. The plant’s sap and leaves harbor dust particles that can travel into the air. These particles are especially bothersome to those with latex sensitivities, thanks to a similarity between latex and ficus proteins. People with a ficus allergy may experience symptoms ranging from skin irritation to breathing problems.
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