EMSL Analytical Announces Expanded Mycotoxin Analyses
Superior detection limits offered by advanced LC-MS technologies.
EMSL Analytical is pleased to announce expanded mycotoxin analyses. Mycotoxins are toxins produced by fungi under various environmental conditions. These toxins have been shown to have a detrimental effect on humans and other animals. Moisture, temperature, substrate type, and interactions with other microbes can all affect mycotoxin production.
Mycotoxins have been known to materialize in various food and animal feed as a result of fungal contamination; typically of stored grains. These toxins have also been found inside homes and in building materials (wallboard, sheetrock), including in the air when certain types of fungi are present due to water damage.
At EMSL, mycotoxins are detected using advanced LC-MS technologies, ELISA methods or VICAM’s proprietary antibody columns specific to one mycotoxin. The method utilized is based upon the clients’ needs and their request.
Today over 100 countries regulate mycotoxins in the feed industry and a great deal of interest has been shown in scientific studies regarding exposure to mycotoxins in indoor environments. Mycotoxicoses, poisoning associated with exposure to mycotoxins, has been best studied to date regarding cases of ingestion by contaminated food sources. It is known to severely sicken or kill both humans and animals. One notable case in 2004 witnessed 125 human fatalities in Kenya when people consumed aflatoxin contaminated maize.
“We are very pleased to be offering these expanded mycotoxin testing capabilities,” reported Jason Dobranic, Ph.D., National Director of Microbiology at EMSL Analytical, Inc. “Having access to the latest technologies now allows reliable analysis to the parts per billion and even trillion levels.”
EMSL Analytical is a national leader in environmental and indoor air quality testing services. For more information about mycotoxin testing or other testing needs please contact EMSL Analytical at (800)220-3675 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About EMSL Analytical, Inc.
EMSL Analytical is a leading, national provider of environmental and materials testing services and products to professionals and the general public. The company has an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations as well as state and federal regulating bodies.
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