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

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  • ABSTRACTThis study examined barium concentrations in the mushroomTrogia venenata, the leading culprit for sudden unexpected deaths in Yunnan, southwest China. We found that barium concentrations inT. venenatafrom 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