Planetary Health is a relatively recent concept that aims to establish connections between the state of Earth’s natural systems and human health and well-being, thereby providing a broad perspective for environmental research and its importance to public health. ESPI’s Associate Editor Paul Tratnyek and Guest Editor Joe Needoba have compiled a collection of ESPI papers with strong relevance to planetary health. In making their selections, the editors identified papers that address one or more “planetary boundaries”, which are the global-scale environmental threats that pose the greatest risk of disrupting Earth’s natural life support systems.
The paper “A review on cylindrospermopsin: The global occurrence, detection, toxicity and degradation of a potent cyanotoxin” by de la Cruz et al. has been selected for inclusion in the Editor’s Choice web collection on Planetary Health. The collection is introduced by Paul and Guest Editor Joseph Needoba (OHSU-PSU) in their Editorial, and you can read all the papers included at rsc.li/editorschoice-paul.
This review paper on cylindrospermopsin is a product from a multi-national group of authors affiliated to academic organizations and agencies in USA, Cyprus and Greece. The paper acnowledges CYANOCOST.
de la Cruz, A. A., Hiskia, A., Kaloudis, T., Chernoff, N., Hill, D., Antoniou, M. G., He, X., Loftin, K., O’Shea, K., Zhao, C., Pelaez, M., Han, C., Lynch, T. J., & Dionysiou, D. D. (2013). A review on cylindrospermopsin: the global occurrence, detection, toxicity and degradation of a potent cyanotoxin. Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts, 15(11), 1979-2003. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C3EM00353A