Mycotoxins In Indoor Environment, Their Health Effects and the Moulds Producing Them

Growth of commonly occurring moulds in foods and building materials may result in production of toxic complex secondary metabolic by-products referred to as mycotoxins. Moulds that produce mycotoxins are said to be toxigenic (or incorrectly toxic moulds). According to experts, five kinds of mycotoxins are important in human health: aflatoxins, ochratoxin A, fumonisins, certain trichothecenes […]

The Mould Fusarium: How Does It Affect Our Lives?

Fusarium species affect our lives in several areas. In agriculture Fusarium is known to cause diseases of many economically important crop plants. Some species are known to colonize stored cereal grains not only causing losses but also producing mycotoxins such as trichothecenes, zearalenone, and fumonisins that are harmful to humans and animals(1, 3). In the […]

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