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A video with test to how can separate the perfectly safe from the perilous poisonous mushrooms

26/03/2020

Which of these mushrooms could kill you? (video). eurekalert.org. Dec. 27, 2019. There are tens of thousands of mushroom species out there, and some of them could kill you. Today we’re going to test how well you can separate the perfectly safe from the perilously poisonous, and we’ll dive into the chemistry behind what makes […]


The microalgae Alexandrium catenella, may still be in their growth phase in Chile

03/05/2016

Intensity and extent of harmful microalgae increase. fis.com.Tuesday, May 03, 2016. The microalgae Alexandrium catenella, which caused the red tide phenomenon that affects the region of Los Lagos, may still be in their growth phase, so it is expected to increase both in intensity and geographical distribution.This was reported by the Emergency Scientific Advisory Committee […]


Association of seafood consumption, brain mercury level, and brain neuropathology in older adults

03/02/2016

Alzheimer’s: no link to mercury in brain or seafood consumption. By Marie Ellis. medicalnewstoday.com. February 02, 2016. There are many benefits associated with eating seafood, but it is also a source of mercury, a neurotoxin that affects neurocognitive development. Little has been known about potential links between seafood consumption, mercury levels and brain neuropathology, so […]


Evaluation of bioaccumulative and toxic pollutants in marine fish

28/01/2016

Toxic pollutants found in fish across the world’s oceans.sciencedaily.com. January 28, 2016.Analysis shows highly variable pollutant concentrations in fish meat.Summary: A new global analysis of seafood found that fish populations throughout the world’s oceans are contaminated with industrial and agricultural pollutants, collectively known as persistent organic pollutants (POPs). The study also uncovered some good news: […]


Determination of palytoxins in soft coral and seawater from a home aquarium

18/01/2016

Toxins related to ‘red tides’ found in home aquarium. sciencedaily.com. January 13, 2016. Summary: Many shore residents and beach-goers are already familiar with the health risks of ‘red tide,’ algal blooms along coastlines that can trigger respiratory illness and other effects in people who inhale the toxins the algae release. Now scientists report new evidence […]


US: Survey finds many more fishermen sick after eating barracuda, grouper than previously thought

06/07/2015

Fish-Related Food Poisoning in Florida Under-Reported. By Alan Mozes. nlm.nih.gov. June 29, 2015. Survey finds many more fishermen sick after eating barracuda, grouper than previously thought.  A rare toxin carried by barracuda, grouper and other locally caught sport fish sickens Floridians in greater numbers than previously believed, a new analysis suggests. Consuming the foodborne toxin, […]


Characterization of renal toxicity in mice administered the marine biotoxin domoic acid, study

07/02/2014

Toxin in seafood causes kidney damage in mice at levels considered safe for consumption. sciencedaily.com. February 7, 2014.  Summary: Domoic acid accumulates in seafood and is toxic to the brain. Research indicates that the toxin damages kidneys at concentrations that are 100 times lower than what causes neurological effects.A chemical that can accumulate in seafood […]


About blowfish abuse by teenage dolphins

30/01/2014

Do Dolphins Get High? BBC Cameras Catch Dolphins Chewing On Pufferfish Toxins. By Ben Wolford. isciencetimes.com. December 30, 2013. Dolphins can’t smoke pot underwater, so they make the best with what they’ve got. And that’s blowfish. In a forthcoming documentary, Dolphins: Spy in the Pod, the BBC sent a drone submersible disguised as a fish […]



Eurosurveillance Rapid communications: ciguatera in the Canary Island, Spain

08/06/2012

Outbreak of ciguatera food poisoning by consumption of amberjack (Seriola spp.) in the Canary Islands, May 2012. Euro Surveill. 2012;17(23):pii=20188. Available online.In May 2012 a family outbreak of ciguatera food poisoning, affecting four people, was detected in Tenerife, Canary Islands. The outbreak was caused by eating amberjack fish (Seriola spp.) bought in a local market. […]


Eurosurveillance Rapid communications: ciguatera in the Canary Island, Spain

08/06/2012

Outbreak of ciguatera food poisoning by consumption of amberjack (Seriola spp.) in the Canary Islands, May 2012. Euro Surveill. 2012;17(23):pii=20188. Available online.In May 2012 a family outbreak of ciguatera food poisoning, affecting four people, was detected in Tenerife, Canary Islands. The outbreak was caused by eating amberjack fish (Seriola spp.) bought in a local market. […]


Grant to scientists researching Ciguatera fish poisoning on the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean

02/01/2012

USD 4 mln-grant to help prevent seafood poisoning. fis.com. January 02, 2012.The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has awarded the first year of an anticipated five-year, USD 4 million grant to scientists researching the causes of Ciguatera fish poisoning, the most common form of algal toxin-induced seafood poisoning in the world, focusing on the […]


Grant to scientists researching Ciguatera fish poisoning on the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean

02/01/2012

USD 4 mln-grant to help prevent seafood poisoning. fis.com. January 02, 2012.The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has awarded the first year of an anticipated five-year, USD 4 million grant to scientists researching the causes of Ciguatera fish poisoning, the most common form of algal toxin-induced seafood poisoning in the world, focusing on the […]


Trivia # 153: fugu

09/04/2010

Toxicological trivia from April 09, 2010:   There are deaths for gourmet people. Fugu is the Japanese word for pufferfish and is also a Japanese dish prepared from the meat of pufferfish (normally species of genus Takifugu, Lagocephalus, or Sphoeroides) or porcupinefish of the genus Diodon. Because fugu is lethally poisonous if prepared incorrectly, fugu has […]


Severe hepatotoxicity by Herbalife

05/05/2009

Severe hepatotoxicity following ingestion of Herbalife nutritional supplements contaminated with Bacillus subtilis.F. Stickel, S. Droz, E. Patsenker, K. Bögli-Stuber, B. Aebi, S. Leib. Journal of Hepatology, Volume 50, Issue 1, Pages 111-117. Full Text PDF. Abstract. See also: Are herbals as safe as their advocates believe? Journal of Hepatology, Volume 50, Issue 1, Pages 13-16. […]


Ciguatera in USA

06/02/2008

Toxin From Fish Causes Illness in Humans.Examiner, WASHINGTON. Several outbreaks of ciguatera fish poisoning have been confirmed in consumers who ate fish harvested in the northern Gulf of Mexico, the Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday.The FDA said that fish such as grouper, snapper, amberjack and barracuda represent the most significant threat to consumers. They […]


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