|Picture 2.3b Whilst some mushrooms are safe to eat and tasty, others, like the Death Angel can be deadly.|| |
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Some, such as the aptly named Death Angel (Amanita bisporigera), contain poisonous compounds which can be lethal. Other species cause unpleasant effects: sickness, diarrhoea, kidney and liver damage. Before you eat wild mushrooms you should have them checked for safety by an expert.
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