Advances in Cyanotoxins: Latest Developments in Risk Assessment

A special issue of Toxins (ISSN 2072-6651). This special issue belongs to the section "Marine and Freshwater Toxins".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2024 | Viewed by 112

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Department of Food Science, Toxicology and Legal Medicine, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Sevilla, 41012 Sevilla, Spain
Interests: toxicology; risk assessment; food safety; cyanotoxins; microcystins; cylindrospermopsin
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Department of Food Science, Toxicology and Legal Medicine, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Sevilla, 41012 Sevilla, Spain
Interests: toxicology; risk assessment; food safety; cyanotoxins; microcystins; cylindrospermopsin
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Harmful algae blooms and cyanotoxin production have expanded their occurrence, driven by climate change. On the other hand, the establishment of legal limits follows a slower pace, hampered by the limitations in the toxicological databases. Microcystins and cylindrospermopsins are two of the more extensively investigated cyanotoxins, although their toxicological profiles have not yet been fully elucidated. For other different cyanotoxins, much more research is required to gain insight into their potential risks.

This Special Issue of Toxins focuses on recent developments in the risk assessment of cyanotoxins in a broad sense including hazard identification and assessment, exposure evaluation and risk characterization in relation to their impact on human and environmental health.

In this Special Issue, original research articles and reviews are welcome. Research areas may include (but not limited to) the following:

  • Toxicokinetics: uptake, distribution, metabolism and elimination;
  • Study of toxicity mechanisms and identification of adverse outcome pathways;
  • Toxicological evaluation using in silico, in vitro and in vivo methods;
  • Determination of the content and potential accumulation of cyanotoxins in water and food chain, including novel analytical approaches;
  • Identification and toxicity of degradation products;
  • Updated occurrence data and worldwide distribution;
  • Risk characterization;
  • Effects of multiple exposure to cyanotoxins and other environmental contaminants;
  • Potential strategies to prevent or ameliorate cyanotoxins’ toxicity.

Prof. Dr. Ana M. Cameán
Prof. Dr. Ángeles Jos
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Keywords

  • cyanotoxins
  • toxicokinetics
  • toxicity
  • exposure
  • risksWe look forward to receiving your contributions.

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