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Main Title A status report on planktonic Cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) and their toxins /
Author Carmichael, Wayne W.
CORP Author Wright State Univ., Dayton, OH. Dept. of Biological Sciences.;Environmental Monitoring Systems Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
Publisher Environmental Monitoring Systems Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1992
Report Number EPA/600/R-92/079
Stock Number PB92-206259
OCLC Number 31929818
Subjects Cyanobacteria ; Algal toxins ; Cyanobacterial blooms
Additional Subjects Bacteria ; Cyanophyta ; Toxicity ; Water pollution ; Public health ; Risk assessments ; Humans ; Animals ; Plankton blooms ; Toxins and antitoxins ; Poisons ; Laboratories ; Blue green algae ; Eutrophication
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EKCD  EPA/600/R-92/079 CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 10/16/2018
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-R-92-079 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD RPS EPA 600-R-92-079 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 12/16/2019
NTIS  PB92-206259 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation v, 141 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) continue to be agents of certain water-based toxicoses. Their presence is now being acknowledged in many of the world's fresh and brackish waters with eutrophication status of meso to hypereutrophic. Dense surface scums called waterblooms will occur for a few days, weeks or months when temperature, nutrient and stratification status of these water bodies is appropriate. It is during these waterblooms that the concentration of toxins exceeds a level such that any animal can ingest an acutely lethal dose of toxic cells or toxins. Laboratory studies, using subacute levels of the main blue-green toxin group, have shown them to be a potent promoter of liver tumors. The report summarizes the present understanding on toxic blue-green algae and their toxins.
"June 1992." Includes bibliographical references (pages 73-141). Photocopy.