Fumonisins and neural tube defect (NTD)
1990-1991 outbreak of neural tube defects in the Cameron area
It was only 10 years later that specialists from Harvard School of Public Health and from the Texas Department of Health Services managed to demonstrate the correlation between Fumonisin intake in mothers and the odds of having had a child with NTD.
Adapted from S.A. Missmer, Harvard School of Public Health, L. Suarez, Texas Dept of Health Services et al.