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Cyanobacterial toxins

Soil & Water Conservation Society of Metro Halifax (SWCSMH)

Updated: May 26, 2017                                  Toxins


Img-pin.gifCould there be a link between cyanobacteria and ALS? Doctors and scientists at Dartmouth College and the University of New
Hampshire are among a team exploring whether environmental toxins may be related to neurodegenerative diseases; 2016 article

Img-pin.gifHarmful Algal Blooms Increase as Lake Water Warms; Scientific American: 2013 article

Img-pin.gifHow blue-green algae is taking over Canadian lakes; 2013 article

Img-pin.gifThe Emerging Science of BMAA: Do Cyanobacteria Contribute to Neurodegenerative Disease?; 2012 article

Img-pin.gifHARMFUL ALGAL BLOOMS: Musty Warnings of Toxicity; 2010 article

Img-pin.gifBlue-Green Algae (Cyanobacteria) and their Toxins; 2006 Health Canada article

Img-pin.gifDiverse taxa of cyanobacteria produce -N-methylamino-L-alanine (BMAA), a neurotoxic amino acid; 2005 article

Img-pin.gifBrain toxin found in algae in water; Possible link to Alzheimer's, other ills studied; 2005 article

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