One of the most prominent dangers to consumers can come in the form of mycotoxins found on or in the plant and its extracts.
Mycotoxins are a secondary metabolite produced by fungi and some molds that readily colonize crops and can cause disease and death in animals, including humans.
Plant matter, including marijuana, are ideal breeding grounds of many types microbials such as bacteria and molds. Many of the mold species can create compounds that are known for causing certain diseases and cancers-mycotoxins. Patients that are experiencing immune system impairments are at high risk from mycotoxin contaminated products.
The major groups of mycotoxins include: Aflatoxins, Ochratoxin, Citrinin, Ergot, Patulin and Fusarim. Aflatoxin B1, aflatoxin B2, aflatoxin G1, aflatoxin G2 and ochratoxin A are the most commonly regulated.
We test using the Vicam Series-4EX Fluorometer Mycotoxins Testing System