The Meru county government has launched an aflatoxin testing laboratory at Kinoru dispensary to tame poisoning which is feared to be one of the causes of increased cancer cases in the region. A study conducted in Meru by Texas A & M AgriLife Research in 2016 revealed that Aflatoxin–contaminated goods as a health risk in various regions of Meru county. Speaking during the launch, Meru county secretary Rufus Miriti said the county has signed a five-year deal with the research organisation. He cited a school in Meru where the public health officers had to order disposal of 60 bags of contaminated food. "Public health officers will also be sensitising residents on how to prevent various diseases especially in the food they consume," he said.
Source: The Star March 08, 2021 19:00 UTC