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Climate change and aflatoxins contamination in the Iberian Peninsula

Libro: Encyclopedia of Mycology
Autores: Assunção, R.; Vettorazzi Armental, Ariane; González Peñas, María Elena; Martins, C.
Lugar de Edición: Oxford
Editorial: Elsevier
Fecha de publicación: 2021
Página Inicial - Final: 168 - 175
ISBN: 978-0-323-85180-0
Resumen: Climate change constitutes an important driver affecting food sector, and consequently represents a public health issue that deserves particular attention. Under this context, mycotoxins emerge as a particular concern since their prevalence and concentrations in food and feed may vary due to climatic conditions. Aflatoxins, the most toxic mycotoxins, present a particular concern, taking into account the potential health effects arising from human and animal exposure. The present article aims to answer two main questions: Are aflatoxins a concern in the Iberian Peninsula? How the climate change could impact aflatoxins contamination and the risk of human exposure in Iberian Peninsula?