Marine harmful algal blooms, human health and wellbeing: challenges and opportunities in the 21st century

The complexity of harmful algal blooms which are also called cyanobacteria remain and continue. Click here to read the full abstract or an excerpt below to learn more.

Berdalet, E., Fleming, L.E., Gowen, R., Davidson, K., Hess, P., Backer, L.C., Moore, S.K., Hoagland, P. and Enevoldsen, H. (2016) ‘Marine harmful algal blooms, human health and wellbeing: challenges and opportunities in the 21st century’, Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 96(1), pp. 61–91. doi: 10.1017/S0025315415001733.

 

At the beginning of the 21st century, with expanding human populations, particularly in coastal and developing countries, mitigating HABs impacts on human health and wellbeing is becoming a more pressing public health need. The available tools to address this global challenge include maintaining intensive, multidisciplinary and collaborative scientific research, and strengthening the coordination with stakeholders, policymakers and the general public.

 

 

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