Global risk assessment of aflatoxins in maize and peanuts: are regulatory standards adequately protective?

@article{Wu2013GlobalRA,
  title={Global risk assessment of aflatoxins in maize and peanuts: are regulatory standards adequately protective?},
  author={Felicia Wu and Shaina L Stacy and Thomas Wells Kensler},
  journal={Toxicological sciences : an official journal of the Society of Toxicology},
  year={2013},
  volume={135 1},
  pages={251-9}
}
The aflatoxins are a group of fungal metabolites that contaminate a variety of staple crops, including maize and peanuts, and cause an array of acute and chronic human health effects. Aflatoxin B1 in particular is a potent liver carcinogen, and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) risk is multiplicatively higher for individuals exposed to both aflatoxin and chronic infection with hepatitis B virus (HBV). In this work, we sought to answer the question: do current aflatoxin regulatory standards around… CONTINUE READING