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Acute skin irritant effects of cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) in healthy volunteers

Pilotto, Louis; Hobson, Peter; Burch, Michael; Ranmuthugala, Geethanjali; Attewell, Robyn; Weightman, Warren


Objective: To assess the skin irritant potential of a range of laboratory grown cyanobacterial species using skin-patch testing on human volunteers. Methods: Cell suspensions and extracts of cyanobacterial cultures of Microcystis aeruginosa (non-toxic strain), Anabaena circinalis and Nodularia spumigena were applied to 64 volunteers in one trial, and Microcystis aeruginosa (toxic strain), Apanocapsa incerta and Cylindrospermopsis raciborskii were applied to 50 volunteers in a second trial. Six...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health


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