Mycotoxin Control in Low- and Middle-income Countries
IARC Working Group Report No. 9
Wild, C.P., Miller, J.D., Groopman, J.D.
IARC
ISBN-13    9789283225096 ISBN-10    9283225090
Order Number    17600036 Format    Paper Back
Price    CHF    20.00 / US$    24.00 Developing countries:    CHF    14.00
English     2016        64   pages
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This book provides an evaluation of measures to reduce exposure to highly toxic and carcinogenic contaminants in staple diets in Africa as well as parts of Asia and Latin America. The International Agency for Research on Cancer convened a Working Group of world-leading experts to review the health effects of aflatoxins and fumonisins and to evaluate intervention measures. The panel concluded that these mycotoxins not only are a cause of acute poisoning and cancer but also are a likely contributor to the high levels of stunting in children in affected populations. The Working Group also identified effective measures to reduce exposure in developing countries.