Cyanobacterial Harmful Algal Blooms (CyanoHABs) in Water Bodies
Certain environmental conditions in water bodies can intensify algae growth, causing algal blooms. Blooms with the potential to harm human health or aquatic ecosystems are referred to as harmful algal blooms or HABs. In freshwater systems, cyanobacteria (also called blue-green algae) are microorganisms that can produce HABs. Some cyanobacterial HABs, or cyanoHABs, can produce toxins. CyanoHABs and their toxins can harm people, animals, aquatic ecosystems, the economy, drinking water supplies, property values, and recreational activities, including swimming and commercial and recreational fishing.
- Cyanotoxins in Public Drinking Water Systems
- EPA Drinking Water Health Advisories for Cyanotoxins
- Cyanotoxin Management Tools for Public Water Systems
- Treatment for Cyanotoxins in Drinking Water
- Cyanotoxins and the Safe Drinking Water Act: Drinking Water Protection Act, Contaminant Candidate List and the Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule