2021 NAMA Mushroom Poisoning Report

The North American Mycological Association periodically issues reports on mushroom poisonings in the NAMA database. These well-written and lively reports always make for interesting and informative reading.

The 2021 report covers cases from 2018 through 2020. You can find the Executive Summary in the March/April issue of The Mycophile (NAMA’s newsletter) at this link. The full report is in McIlvainea (NAMA’s on-line journal). Here’s a link.

If you (or a pet) are a victim of mushroom poisoning, file a report, even if the outcome is only GI upset. This helps everyone learn from your experience. To submit an online NAMA poisoning report click here. (Personal information provided to NAMA or which identifies an individual poisoned by mushrooms will not be made available to the public, shared with third-parties, or used and stored by NAMA on its website.)

(NAMA is a private umbrella organization for mushroom clubs. OMS is a NAMA member. The report is written by Michael W. Beug, PhD, Chair, NAMA Toxicology Committee. (He’s an OMS Honorary Member, and has been an OMS Speaker and Camp Mycologist on multiple occasions. The data is compiled by Mary Taylor, now an OMS member.)