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Featured article of the month archive - 2020

Welcome to the CannaQAwiki 2020 archive for the Featured Article of the Month.

Featured article of the month: September:

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"Enzyme immunoassay for measuring aflatoxin B1 in legal cannabis"

The diffusion of the legalization of cannabis for recreational, medicinal, and nutraceutical uses requires the development of adequate analytical methods to assure the safety and security of such products. In particular, aflatoxins are considered to pose a major risk for the health of cannabis consumers. Among analytical methods that allow for adequate monitoring of food safety, immunoassays play a major role thanks to their cost-effectiveness, high-throughput capacity, simplicity, and limited requirement for equipment and skilled operators. Therefore, a rapid and sensitive enzyme immunoassay has been adapted to measure the most hazardous aflatoxin B1 in cannabis products. (Full article...)