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  • Posted: 04/07/2006
  • Reviewed: 11/04/2010

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Other Carcinogens: Aflatoxins

Aflatoxins are produced by certain types of fungi that grow on grains and peanuts. People can also be exposed to aflatoxins by eating meat or dairy products from animals that ate contaminated feed. Exposure to high levels of aflatoxins increases the risk of liver cancer. Peanuts are screened for aflatoxins in most countries, including the United States.

Other Carcinogens: Aflatoxins