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LAMS is a non-profit group whose purpose is to foster and expand the understanding and appreciation of mycology (that is the study of mushrooms and fungi).

We create and sponsor fun mushroom related events and help people learn about and identify mushrooms they find in the greater Los Angeles area.


If this is your first LAMS meeting please see the Directions page for instructions on the access route to the Times-Mirror Meeting Room.


May 15 (Monday) 7:30 PM LAMS General Meeting, Times-Mirror Meeting Room, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Speaker: Dr. Erica Cline, associate professor, University of Washington, Tacoma

Program: "Toxic metals in wild harvested mushrooms: Should you worry?"

Description: Have you ever wondered whether some types of mushrooms are safer than others with respect to the metals they contain, or whether some foraging areas are safer than others? Our research study has been testing metals levels in a variety of commonly harvested wild mushroom species collected with the help of local mushroom foragers along the west coast of the US. We're hoping to learn more about where metal accumulation in mushrooms is high and which mushroom species contain levels of metals that might pose a risk to human health based on chronic exposure.


Erica Cline

More information about LAMS events, including a biography of the speaker, is available on the Calendar page.


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