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ITREOH building of regional capacity to monitor recreational water: development of a non-commercial microcystin ELISA and its impact on public health policy
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2006 (English)In: International journal of occupational and environmental health, ISSN 1077-3525, Vol. 12, no 4, 377-385 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In 2001, a University of California, Davis-University of the Republic, Montevideo, partnership created a Fogarty ITREOH program to exploit the potential of ELISA to provide a low-cost environmental analysis attractive to economically distressed countries of temperate South America. This paper describes the development and validation of an ELISA method for the determination of Cyanobacteria microcystin toxins in algal blooms, which release hepatotoxic metabolites that can reach toxic levels in rivers, lakes, or coastal estuaries used for recreation or water supplies. The assay made possible the first systematic monitoring of water from the Rio de la Plata at Montevideo over two summers. The project has been integrated into a bi-national effort to monitor the Rio de la Plata.

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2006. Vol. 12, no 4, 377-385 p.
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ELISA, microcystins, cyanobacteria, Fogarty International Center, Uruguay, Rio de la Plata, water pollution, monitoring
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Medical and Health Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-21661ISI: 000242635600012PubMedID: 17168226OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-21661DiVA: diva2:49434
Available from: 2007-01-02 Created: 2007-01-02 Last updated: 2011-05-04Bibliographically approved

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