D. Pipoyan, A. Hovhannisyan, S. Stepanyan, E. Ghrejyan; Bulletin of National Agrarian University of Armenia, 2017, 4, pp. 143-146;
Mycotoxins are known to have carcinogenic, teratogenic, mutagetic and other harmful properties, and this is the reason for which it is so essential to assess mycotoxin-caused health effects. One of most carcinogenic substances is known to be aflatoxin B1, most frequently found in cereals. To assess its effects on a human organism, a survey was conducted among Yerevanians regarding rice, buckwheat, wheat kernel and corn consumption frequency and the average daily intake of aflatoxin B1 calculated based on data obtained. The determined index 1.52 µg/kg body weight/day is one and a half times as high as a food safety threshold set up by the Science Committee.
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