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Drinking Water Threatened by Blue-Green Algae, Study Finds

Posted on August 25, 2015

Blog: National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO)

A report by scientists from Oregon State University and the University of North Carolina concludes that blooms of toxic cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae, are a poorly monitored and under-examined risk to recreational and drinking water quality in the United States. Cyanobacteria are frequently fatal to pets and wildlife that drink the contaminated water. In humans, […]

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