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Poisoning from mushrooms falls along gender lines

Published söndag 16 oktober 2011 kl 15.19
A seasonal treat? Foto: Fredrik Sandberg/Scanpix

Getting sick from eating poisoned mushrooms happens more to men than women, according to statistics from the Swedish Board of Health and Welfare.

Mushroom picking is a popular pastime in Sweden, and even more so among women than men. Between 2006 and 2010, 138 people total were hospitalized for eating poisonous mushrooms. Every year during that period, it has been men more than women who have needed medical treatment for it.

Mushroom enthusiast and member of the Swedish Mycological Society, Anita Stridvall, believes that men are sloppier in their mushroom picking than women. She says it is important to be very careful and pick the mushrooms one by one, according to news agency TT.

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