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
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.