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Risk Assessment and Risk Management of Cyanotoxins

Ibelings BW, Backer LC, Kardinaal WE, Chorus I. Current approaches to cyanotoxin risk assessment and risk management around the globe. Harmful Algae. 2015 Dec;49:63-74.

Toxic cyanobacteria became more widely recognized as a potential health hazard in the 1990s, and in 1998 the World Health Organization (WHO) first published a provisional Guideline Value of 1 μg L-1 for microcystin-LR in drinking-water. 388 kata lagi

Microbial Contaminants

Irreversible adaptation of ocean bacteria to climate change

Trichodesmium is a photosynthetic, colony-forming, ocean cyanobacteria that thrives in nutrient-poor parts of the ocean and plays a crucial role in the ocean’s nitrogen cycle. It does so by converting the atmospheric nitrogen into ammonium, which is then easily used up by other organisms in the ocean- from plankton to whales. 472 kata lagi


Cyanobacteria and Cyanotoxins in Drinking Water; Bangladesh

Affan A, Khomavis HS, Al-Harbi SM, Haque M, Khan S. Effect of Environmental Factors on Cyanobacterial Abundance and Cyanotoxins Production in Natural and Drinking Water, Bangladesh. 212 kata lagi

Microbial Contaminants

Play it safe when cyanobacteria are present

Recently, I was a guest on VPR’s Vermont Edition, taking part in a discussion on the ecology and science of cyanobacteria (aka blue-green algae).  As always, there is never enough time to delve into the questions as deeply as I’d like to do.  493 kata lagi


Toxic threat of cyanobacteria may be growing worldwide

Study calls for better monitoring, more warnings

Staff Report

FRISCO — Dammed rivers, global warming and increased agricultural runoff all contribute to the growing threat of toxic cyanobacteria, scientists said after taking a far-reaching look at the issue of blue-green algae blooms in fresh water. 934 kata lagi


Hello Wastewater World,

In recent times there has been growing concerns with cyanobacteria (also known as Blue-green algae/BGA) being observed in some wastewater ponds around Western Australia and to be honest I cannot see the reasoning behind this concern.  649 kata lagi