Water sanitation hygiene

Toxic cyanobacteria in water

A guide to their public health consequences, monitoring and management

Authors:
WHO, UNESCO, UNEP

Toxic cyanobacteria in water

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Editors: Chorus I, Bartram J
Number of pages: 400
Publication date: 1999
Languages: English
ISBN: 0-419-23930-8

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This book, which has been prepared by an international group of experts, examines the need to protect drinking water, recreational waters and other water supplies from contamination by toxic cyanobacteria and to control their impact on health. It discusses the nature, diversity and global occurrence of toxic cyanobacteria, their consequences for public health, and methods for the assessment, management, investigation and treatment of contaminated water supplies. Programmes for monitoring the causes and occurrence of cyanobacteria in water and techniques for the analysis of water samples are described.

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