|Mycomix-Exploring the toxic effects of mixtures of mycotoxins in infant food and potential health impact|
CESAM Responsible researcher - Paula Alvito
Programme - COMPETE
Execution dates - 2013-05-02 - 2015-05-02 (24 Months)
Funding Entity - FCT
Total Funding - 180000 €
Proponent Institution - Instituto Nacional de Saúde Doutor Ricardo Jorge, I.P.
Universidade de AveiroUniversidade de LisboaDireção Geral da Saúde, Instituto Nacional de Saúde Doutor Ricardo Jorge I.P., Lisboa
There is growing concern within public health about mycotoxin involvement in human diseases particularly related to syndromes related to children´s exposure through contaminated food and also dermal contact and inhalation. The natural co-occurrence of mycotoxins is an increasing concern due to the hazard of exposure of combined mycotoxins to humans, which could be expected to exert greater toxicity and carcinogenicity than exposure to single mycotoxins. Addressing these considerations, the present project aims to study the occurrence of multiple mycotoxins and toxicity interactions in baby foods and cereals, two food groups consumed by Portuguese children.