- The ‘White Alert’ highlighted the dangerously high amounts of the fungi, which is known to cause various cancers, in Kenya’s staple food.
- The exposé came a day after Kenya Bureau of Standards (Kebs) suspended licences of five maize millers over the sale of aflatoxin-contaminated flour.
- In the 90-minute investigative documentary, a former Member of Parliament brought to light how former Kenya Bureau of Standards (Kebs) Managing Director tried to stop poisonous maize from being released into the market.
- The documentary benefited among others from the clarity of the exposé by IITA’s Charity Mutegi.
- Women who ingest aflatoxin may be more likely to have persistent infections with oncogenic human papilloma virus (HPV) type.
- Only a small proportion of HPV-infected women develop cervical cancer and other cofactors may increase a woman’s risk of developing cervical cancer.
- Cervical cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths among women living in Africa.
Mycotoxins. Impact and Management Strategies
Edited by Patrick Berka Njobeh ; Co-editor: Francois Stepman – Published: August 28th 2019
This Edited Volume Mycotoxins – Impact and Management Strategies is a collection of reviewed and relevant research chapters, offering a comprehensive overview of recent developments in the field of Mycotoxicology. The book comprises of single chapters authored by various researchers and edited by an expert active in this research area.