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Occurrence of toxigenic fungi and mycotoxins in workplaces and human biomonitoring of mycotoxins in exposed workers: a systematic review

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Franco, Larissa Tuanny [1] ; Ismail, Amir [2] ; Amjad, Adnan [2] ; de Oliveira, Carlos Augusto Fernandes [1]
Total Authors: 4
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Sch Anim Sci & Food Engn, Dept Food Engn, Pirassununga - Brazil
[2] Bahauddin Zakariya Univ, Inst Food Sci & Nutr, Multan - Pakistan
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Review article
Source: Toxin Reviews; JUL 2020.
Web of Science Citations: 0

Mycotoxins are toxic metabolites naturally produced by some fungi species, which cause severe health effects in humans and animals. Although contaminated foods are major routes of human exposure to mycotoxins, occupational exposure may be significant in certain environments contaminated with toxigenic fungi and mycotoxin. This review provides an overview on the occurrence of toxigenic fungi and mycotoxins in workplaces, including recent data on biomarkers used for human biomonitoring of mycotoxins in exposed workers. Feed mill workers had the greatest occupational exposure to mycotoxins, especially aflatoxins, stressing the need for preventive measures to avoid health risks in agricultural-related workplaces. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 19/00990-7 - Biomonitoring of Mycotoxins in Urine for Evaluation of Exposure Through Diet and Occupational Pathway in Rural Areas of the State of São Paulo
Grantee:Larissa Tuanny Franco
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctoral