Thresholds

Mycotoxin Profile of Staple Grains in Northern Uganda: Understanding the Level of Human Exposure and Potential Risks.

Mycotoxins are toxic metabolites of fungi that contaminate food and feed. These toxins can cause acute and chronic health threats to both humans and animals. In sub-Saharan Africa, exposure to mycotoxins is chronic and under-reported. The study explores contamination of grains (sorghum, maize, groundnut, millet) with four mycotoxins (aflatoxins, fumonisins, ochratoxins, and deoxynivalenol) and dietary exposure to quantify associated health risks in northern Uganda. The results underscored the high prevalence...