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Assessment of exposure of Egyptian infants to aflatoxin M1 through breast milk

Assessment of exposure of Egyptian infants to aflatoxin M1 through breast milk Original article 51 Assessment of exposure of Egyptian infants to aflatoxin M1 through breast milk a a b Rania H. Tomerak , Hala H. Shaban , Osama A. Khalafallah and Maha N. El Shazly Paediatrics and Neonatology, Department of Background Paediatrics, Department of Clinical Pathology, Faculty Mothers are exposed to many toxins that can reach their infants through breast milk. of Medicine and Centre of Social and Preventive Medicine, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt One of these toxins is aflatoxins, produced by Aspergillus fungus. Aspergillus colonizes grains, especially in tropical regions where there is high temperature and Correspondence to Rania Hosny Tomerak, Paediatrics and Neonatology, Department of humidity. Aflatoxins are highly toxic, mutagenic, teratogenic, and carcinogenic. One of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, these is aflatoxin B1 that is excreted in breast milk as aflatoxin M1 (AFM1). Cairo, Egypt Tel: + 12 7427 104; fax: +034288436; Materials and methods e-mail: raniatomerak@yahoo.com This is a cross-sectional study in which 150 mother–infant dyads were included. All the Received 18 January 2011 infants were exclusively breastfed. Infant weights’ standard deviation scores were Accepted 4 April 2011 documented at birth and at 6 months. At 6 months, before starting weaning, AFM1 Journal of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of the Egyptian Public Health Association Wolters Kluwer Health

Assessment of exposure of Egyptian infants to aflatoxin M1 through breast milk

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© 2011 Egyptian Public Health Associations
ISSN
0013-2446
DOI
10.1097/01.EPX.0000399138.90797.40
pmid
21844759

Abstract

Original article 51 Assessment of exposure of Egyptian infants to aflatoxin M1 through breast milk a a b Rania H. Tomerak , Hala H. Shaban , Osama A. Khalafallah and Maha N. El Shazly Paediatrics and Neonatology, Department of Background Paediatrics, Department of Clinical Pathology, Faculty Mothers are exposed to many toxins that can reach their infants through breast milk. of Medicine and Centre of Social and Preventive Medicine, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt One of these toxins is aflatoxins, produced by Aspergillus fungus. Aspergillus colonizes grains, especially in tropical regions where there is high temperature and Correspondence to Rania Hosny Tomerak, Paediatrics and Neonatology, Department of humidity. Aflatoxins are highly toxic, mutagenic, teratogenic, and carcinogenic. One of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, these is aflatoxin B1 that is excreted in breast milk as aflatoxin M1 (AFM1). Cairo, Egypt Tel: + 12 7427 104; fax: +034288436; Materials and methods e-mail: raniatomerak@yahoo.com This is a cross-sectional study in which 150 mother–infant dyads were included. All the Received 18 January 2011 infants were exclusively breastfed. Infant weights’ standard deviation scores were Accepted 4 April 2011 documented at birth and at 6 months. At 6 months, before starting weaning, AFM1 Journal of

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Journal of the Egyptian Public Health AssociationWolters Kluwer Health

Published: Aug 1, 2011

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