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Toxin

Any poisonous substance a living thing produces as part of its metabolic or other natural process. That is, toxins themselves are not living things, but are produced by living things. Toxins are defined by the Biological Weapons Convention.
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FAO food and nutrition paper 80: marine biotoxins [cited 2012 Nov 30].
Understanding how and where harmful algal blooms originate will help provide early warnings to protect human health and reduce the impact of biotoxins on Washington's coastal shellfisheries," said Vera Trainer, Ph.
The present work was carried out with the aim of determining if in the open water, during prevailing conditions of a phenomenon designated as <<red tide>> in the 2003 summer, at Villa Wetlands, Chorrillos, Lima, Peru, domoic acid, a biotoxin, could explain the possible increase in waterfowl deaths.
Chem/Bio Agents HAZARDOUS CHEMICAL TYPICAL AGENT Biotoxins Ricin Blister Agents/Vesicants Mustard, Lewisite Blood Agents Cyanide Caustics Hydrofluoric Acid Choking/Lung/Pulmonary Agents Phosgene, Chlorine Incapacitating Agents Fentanyls Long-Acting Anticoagulants Super Warafin Metals Arsenic Nerve Agents Sarin, VX Organic Solvents Benzene Riot Control Agents/Tear Gas Chloropicrin Toxic Alcohols Ethylene Glycol Vomitting Agents Adamsite BIOTERRORISM AGENT TYPICAL AGENT Category A-High public health impact Anthrax, Plague, Smallpox and easily disseminated Category B-Low mortality rates and Brucellosis, Q fever moderately easy to disseminate.
The fish biotoxin known as ciguatera poison occurs as a result of a food chain mechanism in many reef-associated fish in tropical areas, the Caribbean, and Pacific Islands.
The Tasmanian shellfish industry will have access to the best possible testing facilities with the opening of the upgraded biotoxin testing facility at Analytical Services Tasmania.
Most chemical illnesses were attributed to fish (60%, most caused by the marine biotoxin ciguatoxin).
They hoped to better understand the factors that initiate and sustain the growth of this toxic alga, and to determine why it produces a deadly biotoxin.
The first generation of the system successfully detected seven different forms of the biotoxin ricin and could distinguish between two staphylococcal enterotoxin variants.
the biotoxin monitoring programme has to include ASP phycotoxins;
Samples taken from the Wash and Thames estuaries have also turned positive for DSP, raising the possibility it is either not a typical biotoxin or it is something particular to cockles or an artifact of the analysis techniques themselves.