"Episodes of human intoxications due to Harmful Algal Blooms have been common in the last century mostly due to the fact that these events were not regularly monitored. In Portugal, fatal occurrences linked to the consumption of bivalves contaminated with Paralytic Shellfish Toxins- PSP led to the establishment of a national monitoring program for these types of toxins that started in 1986. Latter, the compulsory monitoring of ASP and DSP followed the international regulations and the local detection of the toxins causing the intoxications. Nowadays, the cases of human intoxications are sporadic and are due usually to the disrespect of harvest and consumption prohibitions launched by national health authorities.
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