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Oceans and human health: Emerging public health risks in the marine environment
Fleming, L.E.; Broad, K.; Clement, A.; Dewailly, E.; Elmir, S.; Knap, A.; Pomponi, S.A.; Smith, S.; Gabriele, H.S.; Walsh, P. (2006). Oceans and human health: Emerging public health risks in the marine environment. Mar. Pollut. Bull. 53(10-12): 545-560.
In: Marine Pollution Bulletin. Macmillan: London. ISSN 0025-326X, more
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Author keywords
    Harmful algal bloom (HAB); Microbial pollution; Global climate change; Anthropogenic pollution; Natural products; Marine models

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  • Fleming, L.E., more
  • Broad, K.
  • Clement, A.
  • Dewailly, E.
  • Elmir, S.
  • Knap, A.
  • Pomponi, S.A.
  • Smith, S.
  • Gabriele, H.S.
  • Walsh, P.

    There has been an increasing recognition of the inter-relationship between human health and the oceans. Traditionally, the focus of research and concern has been on the impact of human activities on the oceans, particularly through anthropogenic pollution and the exploitation of marine resources. More recently, there has been recognition of the potential direct impact of the oceans on human health, both detrimental and beneficial. Areas identified include: global change, harmful algal blooms (HABs), microbial and chemical contamination of marine waters and seafood, and marine models and natural products from the seas. It is hoped that through the recognition of the inter-dependence of the health of both humans and the oceans, efforts will be made to restore and preserve the oceans.

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