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Make sure your yard is free of mushrooms before toddlers and young children are allowed to roam the grounds. Some wild mushrooms can be extremely poisonous if eaten.
It is very difficult to tell the difference between poisonous and harmless mushrooms.
If someone swallows a mushroom or toadstool:
(1) immediately remove any remaining mushroom pieces from the mouth.
(2) save the other parts and/or identical mushrooms for identification so that you can accurately describe them to us over the telephone.
(3) do not wait for symptoms to appear. Call Carolinas Poison Center right away.
Call Carolinas Poison Center at 1-800-222-1222 for questions about an exposure or for more information.