The Effects of Soil and Poplar Trees on Aflatoxin B1

  • Uford A. Madden
  • Henry M. Stahr
Part of the Biodeterioration Research book series (BIOR, volume 4)


Mycotoxins which are associated with several crops are becoming more important to the public and environmental health workers because of their potential for causing health problems. Contaminated crops with high levels of aflatoxin are unfit for consumption by humans and animals and are usually disposed of by plowing under soil (Angle 1986; Angle and Wagner 1981; and Goldberg and Angle, 1985), thereby creating the potential for contamination of groundwater. Aflatoxin contamination of the water could be detrimental to the health and welfare of the population since aflatoxin B, is both toxic and carcinogenic (Angle, 1986, Goldberg and Angle, 1985).


Original Soil Aflatoxin Contamination Poplar Tree Corn Sample Total Aflatoxin 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Uford A. Madden
    • 1
  • Henry M. Stahr
    • 1
  1. 1.Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, College of Veterinary MedicineIowa State UniversityAmesUSA

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