Human aflatoxin exposure in Kenya, 2007: a cross-sectional study

  title={Human aflatoxin exposure in Kenya, 2007: a cross-sectional study},
  author={Ellen E. Yard and Johnni H. Daniel and Lauren S. Lewis and Michael E. Rybak and Ekaterina M. Paliakov and Andrea A. Kim and Joel M. Montgomery and Rebecca E. Bunnell and Mamo Umuro Abudo and W. Akhwale and Robert F. Breiman and Shahnaaz Sharif},
  booktitle={Food additives & contaminants. Part A, Chemistry, analysis, control, exposure & risk assessment},
Aflatoxins contaminate approximately 25% of agricultural products worldwide. They can cause liver failure and liver cancer. Kenya has experienced multiple aflatoxicosis outbreaks in recent years, often resulting in fatalities. However, the full extent of aflatoxin exposure in Kenya has been unknown. Our objective was to quantify aflatoxin exposure across Kenya. We analysed aflatoxin levels in serum specimens from the 2007 Kenya AIDS Indicator Survey - a nationally representative, cross… CONTINUE READING


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