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Blue Green Algal Blooms: A Preventable Emergency?

  title={Blue Green Algal Blooms: A Preventable Emergency?},
  author={John Whittington},
  journal={The Australian journal of emergency management},
  • J. Whittington
  • Published 1999
  • Environmental Science
  • The Australian journal of emergency management
Blue green algal blooms have increased and are proving to be a major hazard for communities in contact with this group of organisms because they produce a suite of hepato-toxins, neurotoxins and endotoxins that have acute and chronic effects on humans and stock. If the ecosystem is threatened in any way it is considered to be an ecological emergency but the blue green algal blooms are a natural feature of Australia's inland river system and except in extreme cases they do not pose a threat to… 

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