Poisonous fungi

Other Names:
Mushroom poisoning

Certain fungi, such as mushrooms, can produce poisonous toxins that may prove fatal if ingested (e.g. Amanita phalloides "death cap") Others (e.g. Psilocybe) affect the central nervous system inducing hallucinogenic responses.


Outbreaks of disease caused by chemical substances are rare, apart from intoxication caused by consuming poisonous fungi. In some CCEE and NIS with a tradition of collecting and consuming wild mushrooms, the death toll from mushroom poisoning reaches hundreds of people each year.

Broader Problems:
Natural toxins in food
Narrower Problems:
Cultivating mushrooms
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST