The Water Environment

Algal Toxins and Health

  • Wayne W. Carmichael

Part of the Environmental Science Research book series (EDPC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Review of Toxic Algae

  3. Occurrence and Ecology of Toxic Cyanobacteria

    1. William E. Scott, Deryl J. Barlow, John H. Hauman
      Pages 49-69
    2. J. N. Eloff
      Pages 71-96
    3. Richard E. Juday, Edward J. Keller, Abe Horpestad, Loren L. Bahls, Stephen Glasser
      Pages 103-112
    4. Marilyn M. Ecker, Thomas L. Foxall, John J. Sasner Jr.
      Pages 113-126
    5. Raymond A. Soltero, Donald G. Nichols
      Pages 143-159
    6. Wayne W. Carmichael, Paul R. Gorham
      Pages 161-172
  4. Culturing Methods and Reports of New Toxic Species

    1. Gary J. Court, J. Helen Kycia, Harold W. Siegelman
      Pages 173-183
    2. E. A. Dale Allen, Paul R. Gorham
      Pages 185-192
    3. G. M. L. Patterson, D. O. Harris, W. S. Cohen
      Pages 231-241
  5. Public Health and Toxic Cyanobacteria

    1. Michael D. Collins, C. S. Gowans, Frank Garro, David Estervig, Tracey Swanson
      Pages 271-284
    2. Jan L. Sykora, Georg Keleti
      Pages 285-301
    3. Charles P. Gerba, Sager M. Goyal
      Pages 303-314
  6. Isolation, Physiology, Toxicology and Detection of Cyanobacteria Toxins

    1. Øyvin Østensvik, Olaf M. Skulberg, Nils E. Søli
      Pages 315-324
    2. J. N. Eloff, A. J. Van Der Westhuizen
      Pages 343-364
    3. Thomas L. Foxall, John J. Sasner Jr.
      Pages 365-387
    4. John J. Sasner Jr., Miyoshi Ikawa, Thomas L. Foxall, Winsor H. Watson
      Pages 389-403
    5. Miyoshi Ikawa, Karin Wegener, Thomas L. Foxall, John J. Sasner Jr., Philip W. Carter, Nancy H. Shoptaugh
      Pages 415-425
    6. Nancy H. Shoptaugh, Miyoshi Ikawa, Thomas L. Foxall, John J. Sasner Jr.
      Pages 427-435
    7. Georg Keleti, Jan L. Sykora, Laurie A. Maiolie, Dennis L. Doerfler, Iain M. Campbell
      Pages 447-464
    8. Wayne W. Carmichael, Peter E. Bent
      Pages 465-479
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 481-491

About this book


The conference on The Water Environment: Algal Toxins and Health was held at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, on June 29, 30, July 1, 2, 1980. Its principal objectives were to bring together, for the first time, researchers, public officials and interested parties in order to present and discuss what is known about algal toxins. The conference concentrated almost exclusively on toxins and toxic blooms of blue-green algae (Cyanobacteria). Since the most common Cyanobacteria bloom forming species are also the ones most likely to produce toxins, they are a problem in the maintenance of safe animal and human water supplies. While poison­ ings by Cyanobacteria involve mainly domestic and wild animals, they may also be responsible for cases of human gastroenteritis and con­ tact poisoning. Even though human poisonings by Cyanobacteria have historically not been a widespread problem, continued deterioration of our recreational and municipal water supplies suggests that blooms of non-toxic and toxic Cyanobacteria blooms will increase. In addi­ tion to studies on their role as disease agents, there is basic research being done on their pharmacological properties to determine their mode of action and usefulness as tools in the study of basic neuromuscular mechanisms. These papers were centrally typed for reproduction as camera­ ready copy. Each paper was reviewed and edited by at least two per­ sons of the editorial committee. This volume is organized into five major sections: 1.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Wayne W. Carmichael
    • 1
  1. 1.Wright State UniversityDaytonUSA

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