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EPA Research

Harmful Algal Blooms & Cyanobacteria Webinar

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Thursday 11/29/2018 1:00PM to 2:30PM EST
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Most species of algae are not harmful, but sometimes certain types bloom in excessive amounts and can cause harm to human and pet health, aquatic ecosystems, and local economies. These harmful algal blooms (HABs), usually associated with algae that produce toxins, cause problems across the Nation. The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) is hosting a webinar, in partnership with EPA and the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL), featuring three presentations with varying perspectives on Harmful Algal Blooms.

Presenters

  • Nicholas Dugan, one of our environmental engineers, will provide an overview of our harmful algal blooms research including monitoring, remote sensing, toxicology, health effects, development of analytical methods and mitigation.
  • Brian Boling, Lab Director from Oregon’s Department of Environmental Quality, will provide an overview of the techniques and methods used by the state’s laboratory to analyze samples and monitor for harmful algal blooms.
  • Andrew Reich, Scientific Advisor to the Chief of the Bureau of Environmental Health at Florida Department of Health, will provide an overview of the activities the state of Florida has implemented to better coordinate cyanobacteria bloom response and provide information to Floridians about steps they can take to protect themselves.

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