Source: The Canadian Press, October 4, 2018
VANCOUVER — The BC Centre for Disease Control is advising mushroom lovers not to forage in urban areas of Vancouver, the Fraser Valley and Vancouver Island because they could unwittingly reap a deadly harvest.
It has issued an advisory saying death cap mushrooms are the deadliest on the planet and have been identified in 100 locations in the Vancouver area.
BC Drug and Poison Control Centre pharmacist Raymond Li says the centre handled 30 mushroom exposure calls between June and August, but saw 16 in September alone as wet weather helped all types of mushrooms, including death caps, to flourish.
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