I typically do well with most of my houseplants (by sheer luck it seems) but my Rubber tree that I have had for a couple months is totally perplexing me. It seems to have perked up after a bout of different ailments, but now, some of the leaves seem to have teared or ripped in straight lines. I have checked very carefully for bugs, but can't find any. From the tear, there is a milky ooze. I checked online, and I understand that this is the natural latex from the plant, and in different varieties, the latex is the basis of rubber. Two questions - is this milky latex dangerous for children? When I squeezed one of the leaves, a drop the milk got on my hand, I washed it off straight away, but now it is itchy ! Next, can I bring the plant outside? (I believe I am in zone 6?) The nights can still get pretty cool, but all risk of frost has passed. P.s - The tears seem to be on the outer leaves only, so it could be from my kids running around, bumping into it etc.