Increase in tumour necrosis factor-alpha and a change in the lactate dehydrogenase isoenzyme pattern in plasma of workers exposed to aflatoxin-contaminated feeds.

@article{Nuntharatanapong2001IncreaseIT,
  title={Increase in tumour necrosis factor-alpha and a change in the lactate dehydrogenase isoenzyme pattern in plasma of workers exposed to aflatoxin-contaminated feeds.},
  author={Nopparat Nuntharatanapong and T. Suramana and S Chaemthavorn and Kalaya Zapuang and E Ritta and S Semathong and S Chuamorn and V Niyomwan and Nikorn Dusitsin and O Lohinavy and Palarp Sinhaseni},
  journal={Arhiv za higijenu rada i toksikologiju},
  year={2001},
  volume={52 3},
  pages={291-8}
}
Six types of animal-feed ingredients and swine mixed feeds from factories in northern Thailand were sampled for analysis of mycotoxins. Mycotoxins found in foodstuffs included aflatoxins, fumonisins, ochratoxins, T-2 toxin, vomitoxin and zearalenone. Samples of airborne dust generated while handling animal feed were collected and analysed to assess exposure of workers to aflatoxins. The average aflatoxin level in the control air samples was 0.99 ng/m3. Higher levels of aflatoxins were found in… CONTINUE READING