An international working group of experts, chaired by Carleton’s David Miller, reviewed the health effects of aflatoxins and fumonisins. Stemming from the panel’s analysis, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) today released a report stating the evidence and conclusions reached by the panel. The panel concluded that mycotoxins (commonly found in staple foods in developing countries) are not only a cause of acute poisoning and cancer but are also a likely contributor to the high levels of stunting in children in affected populations. A need for further longitudinal research was noted, but the panel noted four possible interventions that could be implemented to reduce exposure to mycotoxins.  The IARC conclusions, as explained by Director, Dr. Christopher Wild, can be read here.