Application Note: Quantitation of Aflatoxins B1, B2, G1, G2 and Ochratoxin A in Cannabis by LC Using Prominence-i and the RF-20Axs Fluorescence Detector
6 February 2019
Aflatoxins and ochratoxins are varieties of mycotoxins produced as secondary metabolites from mold species within the genera Aspergillus. Studies have found that many mycotoxins, including Aflatoxins G1, G2, B1, B2, and Ochratoxin A, are immunosuppressive, carcinogenic, neurologically toxic, and hepatotoxic. The mold itself can also cause diseases such as lung infection and aspergillosis. Considering the great risk to consumer health posed by the presence of mycotoxins and the possibility of mold growth in cannabis, the development of accurate testing methods for mycotoxins in cannabis are of utmost importance.