New Screen for Shellfish Poisoning

About 300  species can cause algal blooms, and a quarter of them are able to produce toxins. Among these are the okadaic acid group toxins(OA) made by some marine dinoflagellates. They are found in contaminated shellfish, and the maximum permitted level (MPL) is 160 μg OA equivalents/ kg shellfish meat ( 160 parts per billion). OA has long been linked to severe... Continue Reading →

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