Cyanobacterial toxins and drinking water guidelines

Wickramasinghe, Wasantha A. and Shaw, Glen R. (2005). Cyanobacterial toxins and drinking water guidelines. In: , Proceedings of the Korean Environmental Health Society Conference. International Conference 2005, Seoul, South Korea, (11-44). 3 - 4 June, 2005.

Author Wickramasinghe, Wasantha A.
Shaw, Glen R.
Title of paper Cyanobacterial toxins and drinking water guidelines
Conference name International Conference 2005
Conference location Seoul, South Korea
Conference dates 3 - 4 June, 2005
Proceedings title Proceedings of the Korean Environmental Health Society Conference
Place of Publication Seoul, South Korea
Publisher Korean Environmental Health Society
Publication Year 2005
Sub-type Fully published paper
Start page 11
End page 44
Total pages 34
Language eng
Abstract/Summary The occurrence of toxic cyanobacterial blooms has been reported worldwide and pose a threat to human health through drinking water exposure. The toxins they produced 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 derivatives pose a problem. Little toxicological data are available to evaluate the real threat of these toxins.
Subjects 1117 Public Health and Health Services
111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
Keyword Cyanobacterial toxins
Drinking water guidelines
Water quality
Q-Index Code E1

 
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