Submitted to: Toxicology and Industrial Health
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/25/2009
Publication Date: 11/5/2009
Citation: Klich, M.A. 2009. Health Effects of Aspergillus in Food and Air. Toxicology and Industrial Health. 25(9-10):657-667. Interpretive Summary:
Technical Abstract: This review summarizes the health aspects of the medically important fungal genus Aspergillus. The morphology and systematics of the genus are explained as well as its biogeography. Major mycotoxins, the aspergilli that produces them, affected crops and symptoms of the toxicoses are summarized, as are the major mycoses caused by aspergilli. The current status of the relationship between Aspergillus in the indoor environment and health issues are discussed.