World Library  


Add to Book Shelf
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Book

World Health Organization Publication : Year 1999, 0419239308 - in English: Toxic Cyanobacteria in Water ; A Guide to Their Public Health Consequences, Monitoring and Management

By World Health Organization

Click here to view

Book Id: WPLBN0000164238
Format Type: PDF eBook
File Size: 2.4 MB
Reproduction Date: 2005
Full Text

Title: World Health Organization Publication : Year 1999, 0419239308 - in English: Toxic Cyanobacteria in Water ; A Guide to Their Public Health Consequences, Monitoring and Management  
Author: World Health Organization
Volume:
Language: English
Subject: Health., Public health, Wellness programs
Collections: Medical Library Collection, World Health Collection
Historic
Publication Date:
Publisher: World Health Organization

Citation

APA MLA Chicago

Organization, W. H. (n.d.). World Health Organization Publication : Year 1999, 0419239308 - in English. Retrieved from http://hawaiilibrary.net/


Description
Medical Reference Publication

Excerpt
Foreword Concern about the effects of cyanobacteria on human health has grown in many countries in recent years for a variety of reasons. These include cases of poisoning attributed to toxic cyanobacteria and awareness of contamination of water sources (especially lakes) resulting in increased cyanobacterial growth. Cyanobacteria also continue to attract attention in part because of well-publicised incidents of animal poisoning. Outbreaks of human poisoning attributed to toxic cyanobacteria have been reported in Australia, following exposure of individuals to contaminated drinking water, and in the UK, where army recruits were exposed while swimming and canoeing. However, the only known human fatalities associated with cyanobacteria and their toxins occurred in Caruaru, Brazil, where exposure through renal dialysis led to the death of over 50 patients. Fortunately, such severe acute effects on human health appear to be rare, but little is known of the scale and nature of either long-term effects (such as tumour promotion and liver damage) or milder short-term effects, such as contact irritation.

Table of Contents
Table of Contents Foreword Acknowledgements Chapter 1. Introduction 1.1 Water resources 1.2 Eutrophication, cyanobacterial blooms and surface scums 1.3 Toxic cyanobacteria and other water-related health problems 1.4 Present state of knowledge 1.5 Structure and purpose of this book 1.6 References Chapter 2. Cyanobacteria in the environment 2.1 Nature and diversity 2.2 Factors affecting bloom formation 2.3 Cyanobacterial ecostrategists 2.4 Additional information 2.5 References Chapter 3. Cyanobacterial toxins 3.1 Classification 3.2 Occurrence of cyanotoxins 3.3 Production and regulation 3.4 Fate in the environment 3.5 Impact on aquatic biota 3.6 References Chapter 4. Human health aspects 4.1 Human and animal poisonings 4.2 Toxicological studies 4.3 References Chapter 5. Safe levels and safe practices 5.1 Tolerable exposures 5.2 Safe practices 5.3 Other exposure routes

 

Click To View

Additional Books


  • Cytological Studies in Cyanophyceae (by )
  • Human Fatalities from Cyanobacteria : Ch... (by )
  • Stop! Don'T Step on That Soil. It's Full... (by )
  • World Health Organization Publication : ... (by )
  • World Health Organization Publication : ... (by )
  • World Health Organization Publication : ... (by )
  • Microcystic Cyanobacteria Extract Induce... (by )
  • Algal Toxins (by )
  • World Health Organization : Year 2004 ; ... (by )
  • Afghanistanoctober 2004 Reborn (by )
  • Bulletin of the World Health Organizatio... (by )
  • Bulletin of the World Health Organizatio... (by )
Scroll Left
Scroll Right

 



Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Hawaii eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.