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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Toxicology and Toxinology of Mycotoxins in Foods

Location: Toxicology and Mycotoxin Research

Title: Improving public health through mycotoxin control

Authors
item Pitt, John -
item Wild, Christopher -
item Gelderblom, Wentzel C.A. -
item Miller, J. David -
item Riley, Ronald
item Wu, Felicia -
item Bann, Robert -

Submitted to: World Health Organization
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: March 12, 2012
Publication Date: December 12, 2012
Citation: Pitt, J.I., Wild, C.P., Gelderblom, W., Miller, J., Riley, R.T., Wu, F., Bann, R.A. 2012. Improving public health through mycotoxin control. Lyon, France: International Agency for Research on Cancer. Publication No. 158. 162 p.

Interpretive Summary: This book from the International Agency for Research on Cancer, a part of the World Health Organization, aims to sensitize the international community to the mycotoxin problem in a format which is accessible to a wide audience and is useful to decision-makers across a broad spectrum of disciplines including agriculture, public health, marketing, and economics. The editors hope that this book will be a stimulus to governments, non-governmental and international organizations as well as the private sector to initiate measures designed to minimize mycotoxin exposure in high risk populations. The book provides a scientific description of the occurrence and effects of mycotoxins but goes further in outlining approaches to reduce mycotoxin exposure with the likely outcome being an improvement in public health in developing countries.

Technical Abstract: This book from the International Agency for Research on Cancer, a part of the World Health Organization, aims to sensitize the international community to the mycotoxin problem in a format which is accessible to a wide audience and is useful to decision-makers across a broad spectrum of disciplines including agriculture, public health, marketing, and economics. The editors hope that this book will be a stimulus to governments, non-governmental and international organizations as well as the private sector to initiate measures designed to minimize mycotoxin exposure in high risk populations. The book provides a scientific description of the occurrence and effects of mycotoxins but goes further in outlining approaches to reduce mycotoxin exposure with the likely outcome being an improvement in public health in developing countries.

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