Fusarium estrogenism


Fusarium mycotoxins (fumonisins) frequently contaminate maize and maize-based products at levels of concern for human and animal health. Fumonisins B1 and B2, which are the most abundant in nature worldwide, are hepatotoxic and hepatocarcinogenic to rats and induce leukoencephalomalacia in horses and pulmonary oedema in swine. Their occurrence in home-grown maize has been statistically associated with human oesophageal cancer in some regions of the EU.

Shortage of maize
Societal Problems Poison
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 15: Life on Land
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Date of last update
30.10.2020 – 19:53 CET