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dc.contributorEconomy Divisionen_US
dc.contributor.authorUnited Nations Environment Programmeen_US
dc.contributor.authorWorld Health Organizationen_US
dc.contributor.authorInternational Labour Organisationen_US
dc.coverage.spatialGlobalen_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-13T18:46:04Z
dc.date.available2019-08-13T18:46:04Z
dc.date.issued1984
dc.identifier.isbn92 4 154097 4en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://wedocs.unep.org/20.500.11822/29334
dc.descriptionThis document deals with outbreaks of certain human diseases associated with human exposure to compounds produced by algae. Predators feeding on the algae become contaminated by these compounds which, in this way, enter the human food chain. Diseases such as paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP), ciguatera, and the more recently identified syndromes, neurotoxic shellfish poisoning (NSP) and diarrhoeic shellfish poisoning (DSP), are discussed in the document as well as the evidence of their association with dinoflagellate toxins present in human food. Tetrodotoxin intoxication (putterfish poisoning) is discussed because the compound, which is produced by certain fish in various areas of the world, has a similar action to that of saxitoxin, one of the main components causing PSP. Direct dermal contact with toxins ' from a marine cyanophyte causes a particular type of acute dermatitis, observed in certain areas of the world. No human disease has been identified as being a result of exposure to toxins from freshwater cyanophytes. However, this topic has been included in the review for completeness.en_US
dc.formatTexten_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.rightsPublicen_US
dc.subjectENVIRONMENTAL HEALTHen_US
dc.subjectAQUATIC ECOLOGYen_US
dc.subjectTOXIC SUBSTANCESen_US
dc.subjectSHELLFISHen_US
dc.subjectCHEMICALSen_US
dc.subjectTOXIC SUBSTANCESen_US
dc.subjectMARINE POLLUTIONen_US
dc.subjectFRESHWATER ECOSYSTEMSen_US
dc.subjectMARINE ENVIRONMENTen_US
dc.titleAquatic (Marine and Freshwater) Biotoxins - Environmental Health Criteria 37en_US
dc.typeReports, Books and Bookletsen_US
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 3 - Good Health and Well-beingen_US
wd.tagsPollutionen_US
wd.topicsChemicals and Pollution Actionen_US
wd.identifier.pagesnumber95 pagesen_US


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