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Introduction: Cyanotoxins — Research for Environmental Safety and Human Health

  • Ingrid Chorus

Abstract

How dangerous are toxic cyanobacteria? Numerous lethal animal poisonings worldwide and a number of cases of human illness have drawn the attention of the World Health Organization, the public and an increasing scientific community to cyanobacteria and their toxins. Gradually, a clearer picture is emerging on the occurrence, causes and consequences of the proliferation of toxic cyanobacteria in surface waters.

Keywords

Microcystis Aeruginosa Toxic Cyanobacterium Public Health Consequence Toxin Content Microcystin Concentration 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ingrid Chorus
    • 1
  1. 1.Umweltbundesamt (Federal Environmental Agency)BerlinGermany

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