Marine algal toxins: origins, health effects, and their increased occurrence.

  title={Marine algal toxins: origins, health effects, and their increased occurrence.},
  author={Frances M Van Dolah},
  journal={Environmental Health Perspectives},
  pages={133 - 141}
Certain marine algae produce potent toxins that impact human health through the consumption of contaminated shellfish and finfish and through water or aerosol exposure. Over the past three decades, the frequency and global distribution of toxic algal incidents appear to have increased, and human intoxications from novel algal sources have occurred. This increase is of particular concern, since it parallels recent evidence of large-scale ecologic disturbances that coincide with trends in global… CONTINUE READING
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