Are wild mushrooms a radiation hazard in Europe?

Mark Magennis mark3 at
Fri Nov 19 07:26:21 EST 1993

I like to pick wild edible mushrooms in Scotland but a friend has suggested
that, since the Chernobyl nuclear accident, the radiation levels in wild
mushrooms are unsafe.

Not wanting to get cancer or stop eating delicious wild mushrooms, I need
some information about this. Anyone know about the radiation levels in
different parts of the UK and Europe?

Thanks, Mark

Mark Magennis                             email: mark3 at
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