The significance of mycotoxins in the framework of assessing workplace related risks

@article{Mayer2008TheSO,
  title={The significance of mycotoxins in the framework of assessing workplace related risks},
  author={Stefan Karl Mayer and Steffen Engelhart and Annette Kolk and H. Blome},
  journal={Mycotoxin Research},
  year={2008},
  volume={24},
  pages={151-164}
}
Mycotoxins are fungal metabolite which may in some cases exhibit a high health hazard potential. Mycotoxins can show carcinogenic, mutagenic, toxic, teratogenic or immunotoxic effects. Mycotoxin exposure in the workplace may occur through inhalation and skin contact,e.g. during occupational handling of organic matter such as livestock feed, food products, or waste. Various studies suggest that both acute and chronic effects can occur, depending at least on the exposure level. The magnitude of… CONTINUE READING
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