Weird News poison emergency call registered very high number of mushroom poisoning
Mushrooms (unusual): she discovers a giant 3 -kilo porcini mushroom in the middle of the forest, a extremely rare specimen
The picking of mushrooms is in full swing. And it is not this walker who will say the opposite: in the heart of a Vosges forest, she unearthed an unusual pisper weighing no less than ... 3 ... is the full season of mushrooms. Amateurs have understood this well and many come from picking the basket overflowing with porcini mushrooms, boletes and other chanterelles.
in the north there was an extremely high number of mushroom poisoning in October. Almost over 400 times, the mushroom emergency call was chosen for suspected poisoning, as the venereal information center (GIZ) Nord in Göttingen announced. That is the second highest value for the month in the past ten years: in 2019 the value was around 420.
The GIZ is responsible for the federal states of Lower Saxony, Bremen, Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein. Usually the number of mushroom poisoning is in the two most affected months of September and October under 200. The many emergency calls are due to the weather, said Andreas Schaper, head of GIZ-Nord. A long dryness and then a lot of rain in mild temperatures led to a strong mushroom growth. "And many mushrooms mean many poisoning". A trend towards more poisoning in general is not recognizable.
most often poison the information according to toddlers and younger adults between the ages of 20 and 49. They lack experience. "When collecting mushrooms, you shouldn't rely on apps alone," warned Schaper. He recommends interested parties to participate in courses.
The Nature Conservation Association (NABU) also emphasized the good season for mushroom collectors due to the favorable weather. In addition, losing away natural knowledge in the general public can be a reason for an increase in the poisoning. Only a few people are familiar with mushrooms.
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