Shellfish Toxicity Follow-up

Updated: Dec 28, 2015
  • Author: Thomas C Arnold, MD, FAAEM, FACMT; Chief Editor: Asim Tarabar, MD  more...
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Follow-up

Deterrence/Prevention

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  • Routine surveillance of shellfish beds for known toxins should prevent most forms of shellfish poisoning.
  • Consumption of shellfish harvested outside of regulated areas or during times known to be associated with red tide is dangerous and should be avoided.
  • The feasibility and effectiveness of degrading saxitoxins through chlorination is currently being investigated. [9]
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