Published in Medical Devices and Surgical Technology Week, June 20th, 2004
"Marine toxins such as brevetoxins and ciguatoxins are produced by dinoflagellates and can accumulate in seafood," toxicologists in Spain noted. "These toxins affect humans through seafood consumption. Intoxication is mainly characterized by gastrointestinal and neurological disorders and, in most severe cases, by cardiovascular problems."
"To prevent the consumption of food contaminated with these toxins, shellfish have been tested by mouse bioassay. However, this method is expensive, time-consuming, and ethically questionable," explained M.C. Louzao and colleagues...
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