Topical Collection "Freshwater HABs and Health in a Changing World"
Dr. Lesley V. D'Anglada
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Science and Technology, Office of Water, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W. (MC 4304T), Washington, DC 20460, USA
Phone: +1 202 566 1125
Fax: +1 202 566 1140
Dr. Elizabeth D. Hilborn
United States Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, Research Triangle Park, NC 27703, USA
Fax: +1 919 966 0655
The Special Issue on Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) and Public Health: Progress and Current Challenges included research papers and reviews on various aspects of HABs and public health, including HAB occurrence, human health risk assessment, water treatment techniques, and regulatory guideline development. This Special Issue touched on a number of topics that need further exploration, including characterizing cyanobacterial toxin poisonings associated with drinking contaminated water or eating contaminated food, HAB-related illnesses from exposures during recreational water activities, and understanding cyanobacteria bloom-associated fish kills and poisonings of companion animals, livestock, and wildlife. This Topical Collection entitled Freshwater HABs and Health in a Changing World serves as a forum to further discuss these topics and address challenges in assessing freshwater HAB-associated effects on public health and the environment. Manuscripts are invited that provide information about exposure assessment; health outcomes; outbreak investigations; wild and domestic animal poisonings; toxicology of cyanobacterial toxins in animals and humans, and the production of toxins in the environment. Manuscripts on the absorption, distribution, and elimination of toxins in animals and humans, and the control of toxins in the built and natural environment, as well as related topics are also invited.
Dr. Lesley V. D'Anglada
Dr. Elizabeth Hilborn
Dr. Lorraine C. Backer
Manuscript Submission Information
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- harmful algal blooms
- blue-green algae
- red tides
- public health
- drinking water treatment
- public health surveillance
- environmental health
- environmental contaminants and human health