I saw in the bibliography of Mister Bernard that some other products could
be infected with moistures producing aflatoxins. Are you aware of other
fruits or products like that ? Not only on American market, of course.
Daniel Byrd <ctraps at RADIX.NET> a écrit dans le message :
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> Lucas Bernard wrote:
>> > Few are aware of the dangers of aflatoxin in peanuts.
>> I don't get it. Is toxnet for professional scientists or not? If it is,
> this message makes no sense. I cannot imagine a toxicologist who is not
> aware of aflatoxin. There is othing in the note about joint effects with
> HBC and HCV, either. It's not even an informative note for lay readers.
> toxnet is not for professional scientists, please let me know, so I can
>> > Aflatoxin was one of the chemicals that was suspect in the Iraqi
>> Which Iraqi crisis? Methyl mercury treatment of seeds? The Gulf war?
>> > Aflatoxin is, by some researchers, considered the cause of the high rate
> > of liver cancer found in The Sudan, where peanut consumption is high.
>> Are we forgetting SE Asia? Further, it is not peanut consumption, it's
> consumption of moldy peanuts that is the problem.
>> > Key to the prevention of aflatoxin in domestic peanuts is the careful
> > cleaning of peanut handling equipment. Anyone who has spent any time on
> > farm knows how well these standards are followed.
>> Come on! Does the writer of this note know anything about the subject of
> the note. Careful cleaning is not the key to prevention. Inspection for
> mold contaminated peanuts is the key. USDA and the growers do an
> job of the inspection work, which keeps levels of aflatoxin in peanuts and
> peanut-derived products very low.
>> The thing about this note that is shocking is the writer's lack of
> understanding of aflatoxin.
>> Daniel M. Byrd III, Ph.D., D.A.B.T.
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