These detailed scientific papers were presented at the International Symposium of Mycotoxins held at M.I.T. They discuss the effects of toxic compounds produced by contaminating molds on the health of animals and man and appraise the long-term impact of microconcentrations of toxic agents relevant to induction of disease. The compilation of these investigations in one volume represents a relatively complete summary of current knowledge concerning the contamination of foodstuffs by this group of environmental chemical contaminants and provides a sound basis for further research on the possibility of the potential hazard to human health presented by mold toxins.
Nutrition and food scientists, plant pathologists, botanists, and biochemists will be interested in the information this book provides. Others, involved in agricultural research and public health will also find this material valuable.