Editorial on the Special Issue "Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) and Public Health: Progress and Current Challenges"

D'Anglada, Lesley V.
November 2015
Toxins;Nov2015, Vol. 7 Issue 11, p4437
Academic Journal
An introduction is presented in which the editor discusses various reports within the issue on topics including the fate of microcystins and cyanobacterial toxins in environment, harmful algal blooms (HABs), and forecasting systems for freshwater and marine HABs.


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