Analytical Aspects of Mycotoxins: Introduction

  • Mary W. Trucksess
  • Samuel W. Page
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 504)


Mycotoxins have a wide range of toxic effects, including carcinogenicity, neurotoxicity, immunotoxicity, and reproductive and developmental toxicity. Regulatory limits have been established for some of the well-known mycotoxins such as the aflatoxins, deoxynivalenol, ochratoxin A, and patulin in order to minimize human and animal exposure. Regulatory limits must be developed using science-based risk assessments to avoid unnecessary economic loss. Exposure data from surveillance studies are needed for risk assessments. Quality of data generated in these surveys depends on the analytical methods used and the adherence to quality assurance principles by skillful analysts.


Solid Phase Extraction Regulatory Limit Developmental Toxicity Analytical Aspect Cyclopiazonic Acid 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mary W. Trucksess
    • 1
  • Samuel W. Page
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for Food Safety and Applied NutritionUSA
  2. 2.Joint Institution for Food Safety and Applied NutritionUSA

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