QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS OF FILAMENTOUS FUNGI IN AIR, FOOD AND OCHRATOXIN A IN HUMAN MILK.
 
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Pol. J. Food Nutr. Sci. 2004;54(Special issue 2s):41–44
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This work was based on a research of filamentous fungi in the air of kitchens of domestic households, the contamination of cereal products by fungi and the presence of ochratoxin A (OA) in human milk. The highest contamination by spores of filamentous fungi in 23 domestic households was recorded in bread bins. In 104 tested samples of cereal products, the most commonly isolated fungi were those from Penicillium and Aspergillus genera. The presence of ochratoxin A was recorded using ELISA method in 51% of tested human milk samples. The concentration of OA was higher in colostrums samples than in term and mature samples from the same women, which can result from the accumulation of mycotoxins in tissue and their gradual release through the breast gland.
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