Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) and Public Health: Progress and Current Challenges by Lesley V. D'AngladaHarmful Algal Blooms (HABs) and Public Health: Progress and Current Challenges by Lesley V. D'Anglada

Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) and Public Health: Progress and Current Challenges

Guest editorLesley V. D'Anglada, Elizabeth D. Hilborn, Lorraine C. Backer

Hardcover | May 6, 2016

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Over the past decade, coastal and freshwater systems in the U.S. and worldwide have experienced an apparent increase in the frequency and geographic distribution of harmful algal blooms (HABs). These blooms can adversely affect both public health and ecosystem health. Toxin-producing HABs can accumulate in drinking and recreational waters and in foods of aquatic origin such as fish and seafood. Human and animal health risks include exposure to the toxins through eating contaminated food or drinking or swimming in contaminated water. Because of these potential public health risks, several countries and U.S. states have developed monitoring programs and guidelines for drinking and recreational water quality to protect public health. This special issue will present research papers and reviews on various aspects of public health and environmental responses to harmful algal blooms. The subthemes considered include:
- HAB monitoring for public health protection and response
- Public health surveillance for HAB-related exposures and illnesses
- Health risks from exposure to contaminated fish and shellfish, drinking and recreational water
- Remediation and treatment technologies
- Challenges and successes of HAB-related public health education campaigns and programs
- HAB risk management

Title:Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) and Public Health: Progress and Current ChallengesFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:316 pages, 9.61 × 6.69 × 1 inShipping dimensions:9.61 × 6.69 × 1 inPublished:May 6, 2016Publisher:MDPI AGLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3038421553

ISBN - 13:9783038421559


Table of Contents

Dynamics of the Toxin Cylindrospermopsin and the Cyanobacterium Chrysosporum (Aphanizomenon) ovalisporum in a Mediterranean Eutrophic ReservoirThe Fate of Microcystins in the Environment and Challenges for MonitoringThe Importance of Lake Sediments as a Pathway for Microcystin Dynamics in Shallow Eutrophic LakesChapter 2: Human Health Risk AssessmentCyanobacteria and Algae Blooms: Review of Health and Environmental Data from theHarmful Algal Bloom-Related Illness Surveillance System (HABISS) 2007-2011Human Illnesses and Animal Deaths Associated with Freshwater Harmful AlgalBlooms-KansasOne Health and Cyanobacteria in Freshwater Systems: Animal Illnesses and Deaths AreSentinel Events for Human Health RisksChapter 3: Guideline DevelopmentHealth-Based Cyanotoxin Guideline Values Allow for Cyanotoxin-Based Monitoring andEfficient Public Health Response to Cyanobacterial BloomsChapter 4: Monitoring Efforts in Freshwater and Marine Water SystemsHarmful Algal Bloom Characterization at Ultra-High Spatial and Temporal Resolution UsingSmall Unmanned Aircraft SystemsIntegrative Monitoring of Marine and Freshwater Harmful Algae in Washington State forPublic Health ProtectionSpatial and Temporal Patterns in the Seasonal Distribution of Toxic Cyanobacteria in WesternLake Erie from 2002-2014Chapter 5: Treatment Techniques for Toxin Removal and Control in Reservoirsand Drinking WaterApplication of Hydrogen Peroxide to the Control of Eutrophic Lake Systems inLaboratory AssaysBioreactor Study Employing Bacteria with Enhanced Activity toward CyanobacterialToxins MicrocystinsCyanobacteria and Cyanotoxins Occurrence and Removal from Five High-Risk ConventionalTreatment Drinking Water PlantsEffects of Hydrogen Peroxide and Ultrasound on Biomass Reduction and Toxin Release inthe Cyanobacterium, Microcystis aeruginosa