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Postweaning Exposure to Aflatoxin Results in Impaired Child Growth: A Longitudinal Study in Benin, West Africa
Aflatoxins are dietary contaminants that are hepatocarcinogenic and immunotoxic and cause growth retardation in animals, but there is little evidence concerning the latter two parameters in exposed… Expand
Dietary aflatoxin exposure and impaired growth in young children from Benin and Togo: cross sectional study
Fetal and early childhood environment, including the nutritional status of the pregnant mother and the infant, are considered critical for growth and risk of disease in later life.1 Many people in… Expand
Determinants of aflatoxin exposure in young children from Benin and Togo, West Africa: the critical role of weaning.
- Y. Gong, S. Egal, +4 authors C. Wild
- Medicine, Biology
- International journal of epidemiology
- 1 August 2003
BACKGROUND Dietary exposure to high levels of the fungal toxin, aflatoxin, occurs in West Africa, where long-term crop storage facilitates fungal growth. METHODS We conducted a cross-sectional… Expand
Divergence of West African and North American Communities of Aspergillus SectionFlavi
ABSTRACT West African Aspergillus flavus S isolates differed from North American isolates. Both produced aflatoxin B1. However, 40 and 100% of West African isolates also produced aflatoxin G1 in NH4… Expand
The Costs of Mycotoxin Management to the USA: Management of Aflatoxins in the United States
Mycotoxin losses and costs of mycotoxin management are overlapping areas of concern. Costs of mycotoxin management include research production practices, testing and research necessary to try to… Expand
Aspergillus flavus Infection and Aflatoxin Contamination of Preharvest Maize in Benin.
Eighty and sixty maize fields were sampled in 1994 and 1995, respectively, to monitor Aspergillus infection and aflatoxin contamination of preharvest maize in Benin. Three Aspergillus species were… Expand
Dietary exposure to aflatoxin from maize and groundnut in young children from Benin and Togo, West Africa.
- S. Egal, A. Hounsa, +5 authors K. Cardwell
- Biology, Medicine
- International journal of food microbiology
- 15 October 2005
Aflatoxins are a family of fungal toxins that are carcinogenic to man and cause immunosuppression, cancer and growth reduction in animals. We conducted a cross-sectional study among 480 children (age… Expand
Public information campaign on aflatoxin contamination of maize grains in market stores in Benin, Ghana and Togo
- B. James, C. Adda, +7 authors G. Houenou
- Geography, Medicine
- Food additives and contaminants
- 9 October 2007
Rotary International with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) conducted an information campaign from 2000 to 2004 to increase public awareness of aflatoxin in Benin, Ghana and… Expand
Storage structures and aflatoxin content of maize in five agroecological zones of Nigeria.
Abstract A survey was conducted in 1994 to describe the maize storage systems, quantify the aflatoxin levels in these storage systems, and identify the main problems of maize storage recognized by… Expand
Influence of insect infestation on aflatoxin contamination of stored maize in four agroecological regions in Benin
Insect species and damage levels were evaluated and related to aflatoxin content in maize sampled from farmers' stores in four agroecological zones over a two-year period in Benin, West-Africa. In… Expand