Domoic Acid Workshop
Please join OEHHA and UC Davis for a scientific workshop to explore “Domoic Acid: Evaluating the State of the Science and Implications for Human Toxicity”. The workshop will be held on May 4, 2017, at the UC Davis Buehler Alumni Center at 530 Alumni Lane in Davis, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Domoic acid is a neurotoxin that is produced by some species of the algae Pseudo-nitzschia and can accumulate in shellfish, including crustaceans. Following large algal blooms along the California coast, the contamination of shellfish can be widespread. Consuming contaminated shellfish poses potential health concerns for both humans and marine mammals.
- Effects reported in marine mammals and rodents, and their relevance to human health
- Chronic, low-level domoic acid exposure in humans
- Pharmacokinetics and understanding the human dose
- Endpoints relevant to Autism Spectrum Disorders