Airborne mycotoxins in dust from grain elevators

  title={Airborne mycotoxins in dust from grain elevators},
  author={Stefan Karl Mayer and Valeriu Curtui and Ewald Usleber and M. Gareis},
  journal={Mycotoxin Research},
Workers in grain elevators are exposed to grain dust and may therefore have an increased risk of inhalatory contact with mycotoxins. To study the mycotoxin burden of such environments, settled grain dust samples (n=35) were collected from several locations of a total of 13 grain elevators in Germany, and analysed for ochratoxin A (OTA, detection limit 0.01 ng/g), deoxynivalenol (DON, detection limit 15 ng/g), and zearalenone (ZEA, detection limit 6 ng/g), respectively. Cytotoxicity of these… CONTINUE READING