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Mycotoxin control in low- and middle-income countries

IARC Working Group Report Volume 9

Edited by Wild CP, Miller JD, Groopman JD

ISBN-13 (Print Book)

978-92-832-2509-6

ISBN-13 (PDF)

978-92-832-2510-2

ISBN-13 (EPUB)

978-92-832-2511-9

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.