Project

Assessment of mycotoxin exposure in the Belgian population using biomarkers

Duration
01 October 2011 → 30 September 2014
Funding
Federal funding: various
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Other chemical sciences
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Public health care
    • Public health sciences
    • Public health services
    • Nutrition and dietetics
    • Biomarker discovery and evaluation
    • Drug discovery and development
    • Medicinal products
    • Pharmaceutics
    • Pharmacognosy and phytochemistry
    • Pharmacology
    • Pharmacotherapy
    • Toxicology and toxinology
    • Other pharmaceutical sciences
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agricultural animal production
    • Food sciences and (bio)technology
Keywords
biomarkers of exposure mycotoxins urine Belgium
 
Project description

This project will perform an exposure assessment for mycotoxins in Belgium by direct measurements of biomarkers of exposure in morning urine of a representative part of the Belgian population using a validated LC-MS/MS method. Correlations between mycotoxin concentrations measured and the foods consumption reported of both the day before the urine collection and the previous month, will be estimated.