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What is aflatoxin?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Aflatoxin is a harmful substance made by certain types of mold (Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus parasiticus) that is often found on poorly stored grains and nuts. Consumption of foods contaminated with aflatoxin is a risk factor for primary liver cancer.

This answer is based on source information from The National Cancer Institute.

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