The Toxic Cyanobacteria In Water book was created in order to examine the need for protecting drinking water, recreational water, and other water supplies from contamination due to cyanobacteria. This is done to control their impact on human and environmental health.
Human health effects of cyanobacteria and cyanotoxins
United States Environmental Protection Agency
Causes and prevention - United States Environmental Protection Agency
World Health Organization - Toxic Cyanobacteria In Water
The Guidelines for Safe Recreational Water Environments serves as a general guideline for safe recreational water environments. Their is an updated 2009 version that looks at the current knowledge of health hazards and risks connected with the recreational water use. Specifically, water quality contaminated by sewage, free-living microorganisms, sunlight, heat, exposure to cold, injury, and drowning are addressed as well as the control, monitoring, and management options.