Barbara de Santis


Affiliation: Istituto Superiore di Sanit
Country: Italy


  1. Papageorgiou M, Wells L, Williams C, White K, de Santis B, Liu Y, et al. Assessment of Urinary Deoxynivalenol Biomarkers in UK Children and Adolescents. Toxins (Basel). 2018;10: pubmed publisher
    ..Although moderate mean urinary DON concentrations were shown, the high detection frequency of urinary DON, the maximum biomarker concentrations, and estimated dietary DON exposure are concerning. ..
  2. Valitutti F, de Santis B, Trovato C, Montuori M, Gatti S, Oliva S, et al. Assessment of Mycotoxin Exposure in Breastfeeding Mothers with Celiac Disease. Nutrients. 2018;10: pubmed publisher
    ..Protecting babies from a neglected risk of high AFM1 exposure requires prompt regulatory and food-control policies. ..
  3. Wells L, Hardie L, Williams C, White K, Liu Y, de Santis B, et al. Determination of Deoxynivalenol in the Urine of Pregnant Women in the UK. Toxins (Basel). 2016;8: pubmed
    ..532, n = 42, p < 0.0005 two-tailed). This study provides data on the DON levels in pregnancy in this suburban population and reassurance that those levels are within acceptable limits. ..
  4. de Santis B, Raggi M, Moretti G, Facchiano F, Mezzelani A, Villa L, et al. Study on the Association among Mycotoxins and other Variables in Children with Autism. Toxins (Basel). 2017;9: pubmed publisher
    ..0061, respectively); (ii) a group of selected fungal IgGs, and IgGs against wheat and gluten and (iii) cytokines. These results suggest the need for a deeper examination of the role that mycotoxins may have on the etiology of ASD. ..
  5. Ferri F, Brera C, de Santis B, Fedrizzi G, Bacci T, Bedogni L, et al. Survey on Urinary Levels of Aflatoxins in Professionally Exposed Workers. Toxins (Basel). 2017;9: pubmed publisher
    ..2 to 125.4 µg/kg. The findings of this study reveal the presence of higher AFs concentration in exposed workers than in non-exposed controls, although these differences are to be considered consistent with random fluctuations. ..
  6. de Santis B, Debegnach F, Gregori E, Russo S, Marchegiani F, Moracci G, et al. Development of a LC-MS/MS Method for the Multi-Mycotoxin Determination in Composite Cereal-Based Samples. Toxins (Basel). 2017;9: pubmed publisher
  7. Wells L, Hardie L, Williams C, White K, Liu Y, de Santis B, et al. Deoxynivalenol Biomarkers in the Urine of UK Vegetarians. Toxins (Basel). 2017;9: pubmed publisher
    ..69 ng free DON/mg creatinine, and on day 2 was 3.42 ng free DON/mg creatinine. These levels equate to up to 32% of vegetarians exceeding recommended tolerable daily intakes (TDI) of exposure (1 µg/kg b.w./day). ..
  8. de Santis B, Stockhofe N, Wal J, Weesendorp E, Lallès J, van Dijk J, et al. Case studies on genetically modified organisms (GMOs): Potential risk scenarios and associated health indicators. Food Chem Toxicol. 2018;117:36-65 pubmed publisher
    ..More generally, veterinary health data should ideally be linked with animal exposure information so as to be able to establish cause-effect relationships. ..