How Safe Is Safe for Marine Toxins Monitoring?
AbstractCurrent regulation for marine toxins requires a monitoring method based on mass spectrometric analysis. This method is pre-targeted, hence after searching for pre-assigned masses, it identifies those compounds that were pre-defined with available calibrants. Therefore, the scope for detecting novel toxins which are not included in the monitoring protocol are very limited. In addition to this, there is a poor comprehension of the toxicity of some marine toxin groups. Also, the validity of the current approach is questioned by the lack of sufficient calibrants, and by the insufficient coverage by current legislation of the toxins reported to be present in shellfish. As an example, tetrodotoxin, palytoxin analogs, or cyclic imines are mentioned as indicators of gaps in the system that require a solid comprehension to assure consumers are protected. View Full-Text
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Botana, L.M.; Alfonso, A.; Rodríguez, I.; Botana, A.M.; Louzao, M.D.C.; Vieytes, M.R. How Safe Is Safe for Marine Toxins Monitoring? Toxins 2016, 8, 208.
Botana LM, Alfonso A, Rodríguez I, Botana AM, Louzao MDC, Vieytes MR. How Safe Is Safe for Marine Toxins Monitoring? Toxins. 2016; 8(7):208.Chicago/Turabian Style
Botana, Luis M.; Alfonso, Amparo; Rodríguez, Ines; Botana, Ana M.; Louzao, Maria D.C.; Vieytes, Mercedes R. 2016. "How Safe Is Safe for Marine Toxins Monitoring?" Toxins 8, no. 7: 208.
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