Are wild mushrooms a radiation hazard in Europe?

L.J.L.D. Van Griensven mushex!vg at
Wed Nov 24 02:48:00 EST 1993


A collegue gave me the following reference concerning Radioactivity,  
Mushrooms and Chernobyl:

Vasser, Hrodzyns'ka and Lyuhin
(Kholodnyi Inst. Bot. Acad. Sci. Ukr., Kiev)
UKR BOT ZH 49(5): 79-86 1992.
In Ukr. with english summary.

Gamma spectral analysis of 39 species of wild and cultivated  
macromycetes in the territory of Ukranian Polessie.

( parts deleted etc etc.)
(about edible fungi:)
high levels of contamination prove a necessity to stop gathering and  
laying-in in the studied region.

Thus it's not advisable to collect mushrooms in the ukraine.


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