Mercury accumulation of three Lactarius mushroom species

Jerzy Falandysz

Abstract

Accumulation, distribution and potential dietary intake of mercury accumulated by mushrooms of Lactarius species L. delicious, L. volemus and L. deterrimus were studied in the Pomerania region of Poland. In total, 212 fruiting bodies and 106 underlying topsoil samples were analyzed. Analysis indicated that the concentrations of Hg were at low levels both in mushrooms and forest topsoils for a majority of the locations investigated. L. volemus that grew in soils with only a slightly elevated contamination (0.11 ± 0.07 mg kg−1 of dried soil), very efficiently accumulated Hg in fruiting bodies and concentration levels were at 3.7 ± 1.3 mg kg−1 of dry biomass in caps and at 1.9 ± 0.9 mg kg−1 of dry biomass in stipes. Consumption of mushrooms foraged from the Sobowidz forest, which is close to a foundry using ferrous and non-ferrous metals could result in a Hg intake that exceeds the current statutory limits.
Author Jerzy Falandysz PChŚiE
Jerzy Falandysz,,
- Laboratory of Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology
Journal seriesFood Chemistry, ISSN 0308-8146
Issue year2017
Vol214
Pages96-101
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in Englishforaging, forest topsoil, mushrooms, total mercury, accumulation, Lactarius deliciosus, Lactarius deterrimus, Lactarius volemus
DOIDOI:10.1016/j.foodchem.2016.07.062
URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodchem.2016.07.062
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)40
ScoreMinisterial score = 40.0, 20-12-2017, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 40.0, 20-12-2017, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Impact Factor: 2016 = 4.529 (2) - 2016=4.498 (5)
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