This up-to-date reference includes the most recent available data and detailed case studies concerning the potential health risks of aflatoxin in the human population. It covers everything from acute toxic effects of aflatoxin in men to original observations concerning occupational health hazards due to aflatoxin exposure via the respiratory tract. This work places special emphasis on the potential etiological role of aflatoxin in Reye's syndrome. The presence of aflatoxins in the biological material indicates that the possible carcinogenic hazard due to aflatoxin ingestion is not limited to certain areas but exists all over the world. This informative book is a must for all researchers involved in environmental pathology, food science, mycology, toxicology, and industrial safety.
Table of Contents
Mycotoxins and Human Diseases. History of Diseases Due to Mycotoxins in Man. Aflatoxins. Effects of Aflatoxin on Man. Aflatoxin and Reye's Syndrome. History of Reye's Syndrome. A Follow-Up Study of Reye's Syndrome in Czechoslovakia. Reye's Syndrome in the Years 1958-1970. A 15-Year Study of Reye's Syndrome in Relationship with Aflatoxin, 1972-1986. Reye's Syndrome with Chronic Liver Damage. Reye's Syndrome in the Newborns. Experimental Models of Reye's Syndrome. Carcinogenic Effect of Aflatoxin on Man. Primary Liver Cancer in the Third World Countries. Primary Liver Cancer in the Western Countries. Case Control Study of Liver Cancer in Czechoslovakia. Potential Professional Risk Due to Aflatoxin Exposure Via the Respiratory Route. Aflatoxin in Respirable Dust Particles. Aflatoxin in Lung Tissue of Exposed Workers. Conclusion. c. 176 pp., 7x10, 1989, ISBN-0-8493-4628-2.