Evidence against Barium in the Mushroom Trogia venenata as a Cause of Sudden Unexpected Deaths in Yunnan, China Journal Articles uri icon

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  • ABSTRACT This study examined barium concentrations in the mushroom Trogia venenata , the leading culprit for sudden unexpected deaths in Yunnan, southwest China. We found that barium concentrations in T. venenata from Yunnan were low and comparable to other foods, inconsistent with barium concentrations in this mushroom as a significant contributor to these deaths.


  • Zhang, Ying
  • Li, Yanchun
  • Wu, Gang
  • Feng, Bang
  • Yoell, Shanze
  • Yu, Zefen
  • Zhang, Keqin
  • Xu, Jianping

publication date

  • December 15, 2012