Initial Evaluation of the Effects of Aerosolized Florida Red Tide Toxins (Brevetoxins) in Persons with Asthma

  title={Initial Evaluation of the Effects of Aerosolized Florida Red Tide Toxins (Brevetoxins) in Persons with Asthma},
  author={Lora Elderkin Fleming and Barbara Kirkpatrick and Lorraine C. Backer and Judy A. Bean and Adam Wanner and Dana R Dalpra and Robert M Tamer and Julia Zaias and Yung Sung Cheng and Richard H. Pierce and Jerome P. Naar and William M. Abraham and Richard Clark and Yue Zhou and Michael S. Henry and David R. Johnson and Gayl Van de Bogart and Gregory D. Bossart and Mark Harrington and Daniel G. Baden},
  booktitle={Environmental health perspectives},
Florida red tides annually occur in the Gulf of Mexico, resulting from blooms of the marine dinoflagellate Karenia brevis. K. brevis produces highly potent natural polyether toxins, known as brevetoxins, that activate voltage-sensitive sodium channels. In experimental animals, brevetoxins cause significant bronchoconstriction. A study of persons who visited the beach recreationally found a significant increase in self-reported respiratory symptoms after exposure to aerosolized Florida red tides… CONTINUE READING
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