Publisher description for Cyanobacterial toxins of drinking water supplies : cylindrospermopsins and microcystins / Ian R. Falconer.

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Cyanobacterial Toxins of Drinking Water Supplies documents the biology, chemistry, toxicology, and human health implications of cylindrospermopsins and microcystins, and their occurrence in water supplies. A renowned expert instrumental in revising the World Health Organization's drinking water guidelines for cyanotoxins, the author culls the field's most relevant findings and current examples. He discusses the potential risks and costs from cyanobacterial blooms in water supplies and provides a lucid analysis of present and emerging issues in the ecology, safety, and treatment of drinking water for environmental agencies, researchers, and policymakers. It is an authoritative resource for professionals in drinking and recreational water management, water supply utilities, analytical laboratories, and public health offices.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Cyanobacterial toxins.
Freshwater microbiology.
Bacterial pollution of water.