IARC Working Group Report Series 9

Mycotoxin Control in Low- and Middle-income Countries

February 2016
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  • Publisher
    World Health Organization
  • Published
    15th February 2016
  • ISBN 9789283225096
  • Language English
  • Pages 64 pp.
  • Size 8.25" x 10.25"

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.

Christopher P. Wild

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J. D. Miller

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J. D. Groopman

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