Cyanobacterial toxins, drinking water and human health

Wickramasinghe, Wasantha A. and Shaw, Glen R. (2005) Cyanobacterial toxins, drinking water and human health. 한국환경보건학회지 (Han'gug Hwan'gyeong Bo'geon Haghoeji) [Korean Journal of Environmental Health], 31 3: 192-198.


Author Wickramasinghe, Wasantha A.
Shaw, Glen R.
Title Cyanobacterial toxins, drinking water and human health
Journal name 한국환경보건학회지 (Han'gug Hwan'gyeong Bo'geon Haghoeji) [Korean Journal of Environmental Health]
ISSN 1738-4087
Publication date 2005
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 31
Issue 3
Start page 192
End page 198
Total pages 7
Place of publication Seoul, South Korea
Publisher 한국환경보건학회 (Han'guk Hwan'gyŏng Wisaeng Hakhoe) [한국환경보건학회 [Korea Institute of Environmental Health]
Language eng
Subject 0502 Environmental Science and Management
300199 Soil and Water Sciences not elsewhere classified
321200 Public Health and Health Services
Formatted abstract The occurrence of toxic cyanobacterial blooms has been reported worldwide and poses a threat to human health through drinking water exposure. The toxins they produce are highly water soluble and can leach into the water body. To eliminate any risk of drinking water exposure, removal of these toxins is essential before the water is consumed. Conventional water treatment techniques such as chlorination, if managed well, can be effectively used to remove some of these toxins, however, saxitoxin and its derivatives pose a problem. Little toxicological data are available to evaluate the real threat of these toxins.
Keyword Cyanobacteria
Drinking water
Human Health
Water quality
Toxins
Q-Index Code CX

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