Radioactivity in edible mushrooms

Eric Wright ewright at cts.com
Fri Mar 14 23:07:31 EST 1997


In article <19970311020400.VAA27290 at ladder01.news.aol.com>,
giorg78745 at aol.com (Giorg78745) wrote:

> I just came acrosss a  piece of information.
> 
> A family in the French area of Vosges that ate large quantities of edible
> mushrooms was found to have  ingested large quantities of radioactive
> Cesium.
> 
> According to the article that radioactive cesium might have come from the
> Chernobyl fallout, or being derived from the past nuclear explosions in
> the atmosphere.
> 
> Might somebody tell me if the U.S.  edible mushrooms contain an
> unacceptable level of radioactivity ?.
> 
> Thanks.
> 
> Giorgio Sobrero



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