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Title: Protection against trichothecene mycotoxins. Final report

Abstract

Trichothecene mycotoxins, produced by certain fungi found in cereal grains, are a significant health problem in agricultural settings and have been detected throughout the world. Concern about the reported use of trichothecenes in chemical warfare agents, or 'yellow rain,' led the U.S. Army to request that the National Research Council form a committee on protection against mycotoxins, to study the effects of trichothecenes on civilians and military personnel who might be exposed to high levels of these substances. The report discusses scientific questions about the natural occurrences of mycotoxins, methods of detection and quantitation, decontamination and detoxification, long-term environmental effects, effects on humans and animals, and strategies for prevention and treatment. It also recommends areas of research that are particularly promising. An extensive bibliography is included.

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6782039
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 6782039
Report Number(s):
PB-84-148592
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Library of Congress catalog card No. 83-62917
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; 59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES; FUNGI; TOXICITY; TOXINS; HEALTH HAZARDS; DECONTAMINATION; DETECTION; DETOXIFICATION; FOOD CHAINS; HUMAN POPULATIONS; PERSONNEL; THERAPY; ANTIGENS; CLEANING; HAZARDS; MATERIALS; PLANTS; POPULATIONS; TOXIC MATERIALS 560300* -- Chemicals Metabolism & Toxicology; 550700 -- Microbiology

Citation Formats

Not Available. Protection against trichothecene mycotoxins. Final report. United States: N. p., 1983. Web.
Not Available. Protection against trichothecene mycotoxins. Final report. United States.
Not Available. Sat . "Protection against trichothecene mycotoxins. Final report". United States.
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