Mycotoxin control in low- and middle-income countries

IARC Working Group Report Volume 9

Edited by Wild CP, Miller JD, Groopman JD








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.

Cover pages
Table of contents
Working Group members
Executive summary
Chapter 1 – Human exposure to aflatoxins and fumonisins
Chapter 2 – Child stunting in developing countries
Chapter 3 – Effects of aflatoxins on aflatoxicosis and liver cancer
Chapter 4 – Effects of aflatoxins and fumonisins on child growth
Chapter 5 – Fetal and neonatal toxicities of aflatoxins and fumonisins
Chapter 6 – Effects of aflatoxins and fumonisins on the immune system and gut function
Chapter 7 – Intervention strategies to reduce human exposure to aflatoxins and fumonisins
Disclosures of interests
Back cover
List of corrections