Sources of the eutrophication problems associated with toxic algae: an overview

Pitois, Sophie, Jackson, Michael H and Wood, Brian JB (2001) Sources of the eutrophication problems associated with toxic algae: an overview. Journal of Environmental Health, 64 (5). pp. 25-32. ISSN 0022-0892

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Abstract

Blooms of cyanobacteria (toxic blue-green algae) can produce health and environmental hazards in water, including water used for drinking or recreational purposes. How, why, and when these blooms are produced, as well as how to deal with them, are questions whose answers are vital to the safeguarding of public health in regions where the algae occur. The blooms are linked to eutrophication of water, and this paper discusses the eutrophication problems, their nature, and their relevance to the production of cyanobacteria. Nutrient limitations on algal productivity are considered, as is the involvement of the atmosphere, the storage of nutrients in soils, and the influence of anthropogenic activity.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 27 May 2016 16:00
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2020 01:26
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/59124
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