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Cyanobacterial Toxins Of Drinking Water Supplies

Author : Ian Robert Falconer
ISBN : 9780203022870
Genre : Science
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The contamination of both drinking and recreational water supplies by cyanobacteria is increasingly a cause for concern worldwide. While contamination causes livestock deaths with relative frequency, acute poisoning is rare in humans. However, there is growing apprehension over the possible role of cylindrospermopsins and microcystins in gastrointe

Cyanobacterial Blue Green Algal Toxins

Author : Richard Scott Yoo
ISBN : 9780898678246
Genre : Science
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Algal Toxins In Seafood And Drinking Water

Author : Ian R. Falconer
ISBN : 9780080918112
Genre : Science
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Red tides in the sea and bright green lakes and rivers are becoming features of our degraded world environment. These events, caused by algae and the toxins they produce, are often associated with poisoning of people or livestock resulting in injury to health and economic loss. This volume provides definitive information on the identification of toxin marine and freshwater algae, the routine analysis and effects of algal toxins, their veterinary and public health impact, and on control measures in current use. Professionals in the food and water industry, and those working in public health and environmental ecology will find this book extremely useful.

A Guide To Healthy Drinking Water

Author : Patrick J. Udeh
ISBN : 9780595322879
Genre : Health & Fitness
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This volume is a guide to current drinking water quality in the United States, in terms of water treatment and water quality analysis. The author has included the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency lists of microbes, inorganic chemicals, organic chemicals, and radioactivity required to be tested by the water suppliers, who must report the test results to their customers annually in the Annual Water Quality Report (AWQR) or Consumer Confident Report (CCR). Several commercially popular bottled drinking waters were analyzed for the presence of contaminants, with the results discussed in the text.

Assessment Of Blue Green Algal Toxins In Raw And Finished Drinking Water

Author : Wayne W. Carmichael
ISBN : 1583210768
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Issues In Potable Reuse

Author : Committee to Evaluate the Viability of Augmenting Potable Water Supplies with Reclaimed Water
ISBN : 9780309517683
Genre : Science
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A small but growing number of municipalities are augmenting their drinking water supplies with highly treated wastewater. But some professionals in the field argue that only the purest sources should be used for drinking water. Is potable reuse a viable application of reclaimed water? How can individual communities effectively evaluate potable reuse programs? How certain must "certain" be when it comes to drinking water safety? Issues in Potable Reuse provides the best available answers to these questions. Useful to scientists yet accessible to concerned lay readers, this book defines important terms in the debate and provides data, analysis, and examples of the experience of municipalities from San Diego to Tampa. The committee explores in detail the two major types of contaminants: Chemical contaminants. The committee discusses how to assess toxicity, reduce the input of contaminants, evaluate treatment options, manage the byproducts of disinfection and other issues. Microbial contaminants, including newly emerging waterborne pathogens. The book covers methods of detection, health consequences, treatment, and more. Issues in Potable Reuse reviews the results of six health effects studies at operational or proposed reuse projects. The committee discusses the utility of fish versus mammals in toxicology testing and covers issues in quality assurance.

Cyanobacterial Harmful Algal Blooms State Of The Science And Research Needs

Author : H. Kenneth Hudnell
ISBN : 9780387758657
Genre : Medical
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With the ever-increasing incidence of harmful cyanobacterial algal blooms, this monograph has added urgency and will be essential reading for all sorts of researchers, from neuroscientists to cancer research specialists. The volume contains the proceedings of the 2005 International Symposium on Cyanobacterial Harmful Algal Blooms, and has been edited by H. Kenneth Hudnell, of the US Environmental Protection Agency. It contains much of the most recent research into the subject.

Reviews Of Environmental Contamination And Toxicology

Author : George W. Ware
ISBN : 0387989390
Genre : Science
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Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology provides detailed review articles concerned with aspects of chemical contaminants, including pesticides, in the total environment with toxicological considerations and consequences.

Seafood And Freshwater Toxins

Author : Luis M. Botana
ISBN : 9780824746339
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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This volume focuses on the pharmacology, physiology, toxicology, chemistry, ecology and economics of seafood and freshwater toxins. It covers the biological aspects of the bloom, the effects and actions of each toxin with emphasis on human aspects, and the analytical and preparative options for neurotoxic, diarrhetic shellfish toxins, and hepatotoxic or neurotoxic freshwater cyanobacteria toxins.

Microbiology Of Drinking Water

Author : Gabriel Bitton
ISBN : 9781118743911
Genre : Science
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Microbiology of Drinking Water Production andDistribution addresses the public health aspects of drinkingwater treatment and distribution. It explains the different watertreatment processes, such as pretreatment, coagulation,flocculation, sedimentation, filtration, disinfection, and theirimpacts on waterborne microbial pathogens and parasites. Drinking water quality may be degraded in water distributionsystems—microorganisms form biofilms within distributionsystems that allow them to flourish. Various methodologies havebeen proposed to assess the bacterial growth potential in waterdistribution systems. Microbiology of Drinking Water Production and Distributionalso places drinking water quality and public health issues incontext; it addresses the effect of bioterrorism on drinking watersafety, particularly safeguards that are in place to protectconsumers against the microbial agents involved. In addition, thetext delves into research on drinking water quality in developingcountries and the low-cost treatment technologies that could savelives. The text also examines the microbiological water quality ofbottled water, often misunderstood by the public at large.

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