Aflatoxin B1 - Prevention of Its Genetic Damage by Means of Chemical Agents [chapter]

Eduardo Madrigal-Bujaidar, Osiris Madrigal-Santillan, Isela Alvarez-Gonzalez, Jose Antonio
2011 Aflatoxins - Detection, Measurement and Control  
Their spores are produced in large numbers and are spread widely by air currents. These molds grow within many commodities when temperatures are between 24-35 °C, and the moisture content exceeds 7% -10% (Kogbo et al., 1985; Williams et al., 2004) . The present chapter has the purpose of putting into perspective the worldwide relevance of the AFB1 contamination problem due to its effect on the aspects of economy and health, as well as to review the main strategies developed for coping with such
more » ... contamination. In particular, we discuss the theoretical grounds and the practical approaches which have been carried out by using antimutagenesis and chemoprevention strategies. In these areas are included a description and discussion of the more relevant agents tested against the genotoxic and carcinogenic damage induced by AFB1.
doi:10.5772/23892 fatcat:z74fyj7clfaplhpmmiv6aubke4