Aflatoxin contamination risks in pharmaceuticals
Important Facts to Remember…….
· Aflatoxin, produced by the fungi Aspergillus flavus and A. parasiticus on crops such as maize, peanuts, and tree nuts, are ubiquitous contaminates of the human food supply throughout the economically developing world.
· Aflatoxin exposures multiplicatively increase the
risk of liver cancer.
· The adverse health consequences of aflatoxins in
populations are quite varied, eliciting acute effects, such as rapid death, and chronic outcomes,
such as hepatocellular carcinoma.