Cyanobacteria and their toxins are an increasing global public health menace. Most recently, problems have been experienced in Australia, the United States and, due to drought and increasing water scarcity, pose a severe threat in the U.K. With an international range of contributors, all leading experts in their fields, Toxic Cyanobacteria in Water examines the increasing need to protect drinking water and water resources from the hazards of Cyanobacteria and their impact on health. Written and edited by a World Health Organization working group, Toxic Cyanobacteria in Water is an operational handbook in a practical, accessible style. Toxic Cyanobacteria in Water will be invaluable to environmental health officers, professionals in the fields of water supply, public health, fresh water ecology and education, national and international organizations, special interest groups, post-graduate students and utilities responsible for managing drinking water supplies.
Foreword. Acknowledgements. Introduction. Cyanobacteria in the Environment. Cyanobacterial Toxins. Human Health Aspects. Safe Levels and Safe Practices. Situation Assessment, Planning and Management. Implementation of Management Plans. Preventative Measures. Remedial Measures. Design of Monitoring Programmes. Fieldwork: Site Inspection and Sampling. Determination of Cyanobacteria in the Laboratory. Laboratory Analysis of Cyanotoxins. Index.