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Environmental Protection Agency responds to Toledo crisis by setting algal advisory for drinking water

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday suggested limits for the amount of algal toxins that can safely be consumed in drinking water.

After a Toledo area algal bloom rendered Continue reading Environmental Protection Agency responds to Toledo crisis by setting algal advisory for drinking water

Calgon Carbon Offers Effective and Affordable Solutions for Harmful Algal Toxins

Many water treatment processes can help protect against the intrusion of algal toxins into drinking water systems. One of the most effective and affordable treatment options is granular activated carbon (GAC) which is already in use for such purposes in many locations across the United States. Continue reading Calgon Carbon Offers Effective and Affordable Solutions for Harmful Algal Toxins

Ohio’s toxic algal blooms aren’t a boon for Ohio lab that tests for toxic algae

You would think the rapid increase of toxic algae blooms in Ohio would be great news for a Columbus company that specializes in testing for algal toxins.

“It hasn’t been as great for business as Continue reading Ohio’s toxic algal blooms aren’t a boon for Ohio lab that tests for toxic algae

A mysterious algal toxin may offer clues to human neurodegenerative diseases

J. STROM THURMOND LAKE, Georgia—From their perch in a loblolly pine, two bald eagles swoop low over a floating flock of wintering coots. Most of the water birds scatter, but a few are left struggling on the surface. Continue reading A mysterious algal toxin may offer clues to human neurodegenerative diseases

Algae alert issued for Lake Isle

Residents of Lake Isle are being warned about a poisonous blue-green algae that has been detected in the lake. Alberta Health Services released an advisory Tuesday, instructing residents and visitors to the lake not to drink water from the lake, even if has been boiled, and to ensure their pets and livestock do not consume the water… Continue reading Algae alert issued for Lake Isle