An overview of mycotoxin contamination in foods and its implications for human health

@article{Reddy2010AnOO,
  title={An overview of mycotoxin contamination in foods and its implications for human health},
  author={K. R. N. Reddy and Baharuddin Salleh and Bahruddin Saad and Hamed K Abbas and Craig A. Abel and Wayne Thomas Shier},
  journal={Toxin Reviews},
  year={2010},
  volume={29},
  pages={26 - 3}
}
Mycotoxins are natural contaminants of cereals and other food commodities throughout the world and they significantly impact human and animal health. Mycotoxins are toxic secondary metabolites produced by species of filamentous fungi growing on grains before harvest and in storage. When ingested, inhaled, or absorbed through skin, mycotoxins may reduce appetite and general performance, and cause sickness or death in humans. Mycotoxins subject to government regulation in most countries include… 
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