mycotoxins


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mycotoxins

n., pl. micotoxinas, toxinas producidas por hongos parásitos.
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Mycotoxins and phycotoxins; advances in determination, toxicology and exposure management; proceedings.
For fungi, mycotoxins protect their food supplies from competing microorganisms, including bacteria, and the mycotoxin penicillin has saved countless human lives.
The new laboratories, at Geel, in Belgium, will test for heavy metals, mycotoxins and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), all key food health concerns.
The book includes a range of food pathogens, from bacteria and viruses to mycotoxins.
In the drought years of 1983 and 1988, for instance, mycotoxins cost Midwest corn growers more than $280 million.
Moreover, before broader health impacts may be assessed, both the amounts of mycotoxins in the air and the nature of human exposure need to be better understood, as do the effects of mold toxins on humans' sense of smell and nasal inflammation.
It also produces metabolic by-products known as mycotoxins.
There is also evidence that exposure to mycotoxins can cause lung cancer, acute or chronic nervous system damage, and endocrine effects.
Scientists with Health Canada said the cereals contain multiple mycotoxins, potentially harmful moulds that are often associated with "sick building syndrome".
Were this not so, noxious weeds such as leafy spurge could be eliminated to the benefit of farmers, and other mycotoxins could be developed to stop gypsy moths, Asian longhorn beetles, and many other specific organisms harmful to the economy.
But, according to many experts, the little information gathered so far fails to support arguments that mold mycotoxins pose a health danger in homes and offices.