Conditions and Diseases: Food and Water Borne: Toxins
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Conditions and Diseases
Food and Water Borne
Bad Bug Book: Ciguatera Fish Poisoning
Caused by the consumption of subtropical and tropical marine finfish which have accumulated naturally occurring dinoflagellate toxins through their diet. Includes cause, associated fish, symptoms, and outbreaks.
Bad Bug Book: Various Shellfish-Associated Toxins
Caused by consuming shellfish that have accumulated dinoflagellate toxins. Features cause, symptoms, associated foods, and outbreaks.
Bad Bug Book: Tetrodotoxin
Pufferfish or Fugu poisoning. Includes cause, symptoms, prognosis, and outbreaks.
Bad Bug Book: Mushroom Toxins
Includes toxic substances and their effects, symptoms, diagnosis, descriptions of some poisonous mushrooms, and outbreaks.
Bad Bug Book: Scombrotoxin
Caused by the ingestion of foods that contain high levels of histamine. Includes cause, symptoms, associated foods, and outbreaks.
eMedicine - Toxicity, Mushrooms
Article by Mary E Cataletto, MD.
Description of toxic species and the symptoms their toxins produce.
The Death Cap (Amanita phalloides) in North America
Images and discussion of toxicity.
Cyclopeptide-Containing Mushroom Toxicity
Features cause, symptoms, treatment, and possible antidotes.
DBMD - Marine Toxins
Discusses the causes, symptoms, and prevention of several toxins carried by fish and shellfish.
eMedicine - Toxicity, Tetrodotoxin
Article by Theodore Benzer, MD, PhD.
Human Illness Associated with Harmful Algae
Discusses the various fish and shellfish toxicities of humans caused by the animal's ingestion of toxic algae.
Questions and Answers About Dioxins and Food Safety
Discusses dioxins in the food chain.
Ricin Toxin from the Castor Bean Plant
Scientific and medical article on the toxin and its effects.
Guide to Poisonous Plants
Searchable database from the Colorado State College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.
Cornell University Poisonous Plants
Searchable database of plants toxic to humans and animals.
Canadian Poisonous Plants Information System
Plants poisonous to livestock, pets and humans in Canada. Also has links to other poisonous plant resources.
Guide to Poisonous and Toxic Plants
From the US Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine.
Index of Poisionous Plants
Directory of toxic plants and herbs and their effects.
CDC: Ciguatera Fish Poisoning
Includes factsheet and publications.
American.edu: Blowfish and Trade
Outline and overview of this subject.
Harmful Algal Blooms and Biotoxins
Factsheet on algal blooms and their effects on humans through affected fish and shellfish.
What You Should Know About Pfiesteria piscicid
This toxic dinoflagellate can cause symptoms in people exposed to water contaminated by the toxin. Information about the organism and links to technical and other material on this organism.
Mytraveldoctor: Blue-Green Algae Toxicosis
Describes the occurrence, manifestations, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of the disease.
Food Safety Research Information Office: Ciguatoxin
Directory of factsheets, reports, press releases, and resources on the toxin.
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