The term 'aflatoxins' was coined in the early 1960s when the deaths of thousands of turkeys ('Turkey X' disease), ducklings and other domestic animals were attributed to the presence of Aspergillus flavus toxins in groundnut meal imported from South America. The acute and chronic effects of the aflatoxins on a wide variety of livestock are now well documented, and include death, decreased productivity, and increased susceptibility to disease. Aflatoxin B1 is a human carcinogen and one of the most potent hepa-tocarcinogens known. Human fatalities have resulted from the consumption of heavily aflatoxin-con-taminated foods, frequently when wholesome food is in short supply. Aflatoxin M1 occurs in milk, and is produced by the bovine metabolism of aflatoxin B1 when contaminated feed is ingested by dairy cows.

Solar Panel Basics

Solar Panel Basics

Global warming is a huge problem which will significantly affect every country in the world. Many people all over the world are trying to do whatever they can to help combat the effects of global warming. One of the ways that people can fight global warming is to reduce their dependence on non-renewable energy sources like oil and petroleum based products.

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