World Health Organization and International Guidelines for toxin control, Harmful Algal Boom management, and response planning.
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Dixon, Mike B.
Boerlage, Siobhan F.E.
Anderson, Donald M.
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Drinking water guidelines are designed to protect public health and the safety of drinking water supplies by suggesting safe levels for constituents that are known to be hazardous to health. The World Health Organization (WHO) Guidelines for Drinking Water Quality (WHO 1996; 2004) represent a scientific consensus on the health risks presented by microbes and chemicals in drinking water and are often used to derive guideline values for individual countries, states or regions. The guideline values are to be used in the development of risk management strategies and are associated with guidance on monitoring and management practices. Although no human deaths due to the consumption of cyanotoxins have been recorded, cyanobacteria and their toxins remain a significant issue for the WHO, since extended exposure may cause gastroenteritis, among other more serious health impacts (NHMRC/NRMMC 2011). In addition, cyanotoxins are suspected to have resulted in fatalities when introduced .....
Title of ReportHarmful Algal Blooms (HABs) and Desalination: a Guide to Impacts, Monitoring and Management.
Editor(s) of ReportAnderson, D.M.
PublisherIntergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO
Series;NrIntergovernmental Oceanographic Commission Manuals and Guides;78
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)14.1
Best Practice TypeManual
CitationSoltani, A.; Hess, P.; Dixon, M. B.; Boerlage, S. F.E.; Anderson, D. M.; Newcombe, G.; House, J.; Ho, L.; Baker, P. and Burch, M. (2017) World Health Organization and International Guidelines for toxin control, Harmful Algal Bloom Management, and response planning. In: Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) and Desalination: A Guide to Impacts, Monitoring and Management. (eds. Anderson D. M.; Boerlage, S. F. E. and Dixon, M.B.) Paris, France, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO, pp. 223-250. (IOC Manuals and Guides No. 78). DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.25607/OBP-313