Sin Chew Daily reported this interesting case on 7 December 2010.
A 11-year old in China likes to consume mushrooms.
Having learned from the media, his mother suspected the safety of mushrooms.
This prompted the boy to collaborate with with a university graduate assistant to investigate the matter using microscope and other lab facilities.
It was found that most of the mushrooms examined contain some form of chemical.
The Chinese media later explained that bleaching materials can cause health problems such as damanging the lung, sensitive skin, asthma and breathing related problems.
The local government then clarified that 97.7% of the mushrooms was not contaiminated.
Which version of the explanation does the public believe?
It was reported that in an internet survey regarding the issue, 1,100 interviewees believed the boy’s research results compared to 8 persons stood by local government’s clarification.
Take care, avoid taking bleached foods.