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Main Title Cyanobacterial harmful algal blooms : state of the science and research needs /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Hudnell, H. Kenneth.
Publisher Springer,
Year Published 2008
OCLC Number 181090482
ISBN 9780387758640; 038775864X; 9780387758657; 0387758658
Subjects Algal blooms--Health aspects. ; Algal blooms--Prevention. ; Cyanobacterial blooms--Health aspects. ; Cyanobacterial blooms--Prevention. ; Cyanobacterial toxins--Environmental aspects. ; Cyanobacterial toxins--Health aspects. ; Cyanobacteria--pathogenicity. ; Biomedical Research. ; Eutrophication. ; Public Health.
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELBM  QK568.B55C93 2008 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 09/19/2011 STATUS
ERAM  QK568.B55C93 2008 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 10/12/2017
Collation xxiii, 949 pages, 8 pages of plates : illustrations.
"All chapters in this book are based on platform sessions or draft workgroup reports that were presented at ISOC-HAB [International Symposium on Cyanobacterial Harmful Algae Blooms]"--Page xiii. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
Overview -- Occurance workgroup -- Causes, prevention, and mitigation workgroup -- Toxins workgroup -- Analytical methods workgroup -- Human health effects workgroup -- Ecosystem effects workgroup -- Risk assessment workgroup. Cyanobacteria are single-celled organisms that live in fresh, brackish, and marine water. They use sunlight to make their own food. In warm, nutrient-rich environments, microscopic cyanobacteria can grow quickly, creating blooms that spread across the water.s surface and may become visible. Because of the color, texture, and location of these blooms, the common name for cyanobacteria is blue-green algae. However, cyanobacteria are related more closely to bacteria than to algae. Cyanobacteria are found worldwide, from Brazil to China, Australia to the United States. In warmer climates, these organisms can grow year-round. Scientists are exploring the human health effects associated with long-term exposure to low levels of cyanobacterial toxins. Some studies have suggested that such exposure could be associated with chronic illnesses, such as liver cancer and digestive-system cancer. This monograph contains the proceedings of the International Symposium on Cyanobacterial Harmfu.