Assessment of mycotoxin exposure in the Belgian population using biomarkers: aim, design and methods of the BIOMYCO study.

@article{Heyndrickx2014AssessmentOM,
  title={Assessment of mycotoxin exposure in the Belgian population using biomarkers: aim, design and methods of the BIOMYCO study.},
  author={Ellen Heyndrickx and I Sioen and Mia Bellemans and Mieke de Maeyer and Alfons Callebaut and Stefaan De Henauw and Sarah De Saeger},
  journal={Food additives & contaminants. Part A, Chemistry, analysis, control, exposure & risk assessment},
  year={2014},
  volume={31 5},
  pages={924-31}
}
Mycotoxins are harmful food contaminants. Currently, human exposure assessment to these toxins is often based on calculations combining mycotoxin occurrence data in food with population data on food consumption. Because of limitations inherent to that approach, biomarkers have been proposed as a suitable alternative whereby a more accurate assessment of exposure at the individual level can be performed. The BIOMYCO study is designed to assess human mycotoxin exposure using urinary biomarkers of… CONTINUE READING