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Human Exposure to Cyanotoxins and their Effects on Health

Published on Jan 1, 2013in Arhiv Za Higijenu Rada I Toksikologiju1.436
· DOI :10.2478/10004-1254-64-2013-2320
Damjana Drobac10
Estimated H-index: 10
(University of Novi Sad),
Nada Tokodi11
Estimated H-index: 11
(University of Novi Sad)
+ 3 AuthorsZorica Svirčev19
Estimated H-index: 19
(University of Novi Sad)
Abstract
Cyanotoxins are secondary metabolites produced by cyanobacteria. They pose a threat to human health and the environment. This review summarises the existing data on human exposure to cyanotoxins through drinking water, recreational activities (e.g., swimming, canoeing or bathing), the aquatic food web, terrestrial plants, food supplements, and haemodialysis. Furthermore, it discusses the tolerable daily intake and guideline values for cyanotoxins (especially microcystins) as well as the need to implement risk management measures via national and international legislation.
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