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Get information about blue-green algae and harmful algae blooms, exposure pathways, health effects, and the science behind the blooms.
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Learn about harmful algae blooms and other water issues
Photos of algae blooms
For physicians and veterinarians
- Addressing Public Health Risks for Cyanobacteria in Recreational Freshwaters: The Oregon and Vermont Framework, David Stone and William Bress, copyright 2007; Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management, Vol. 3, Number 1-pp. 137-143 (Abstract)
- Algae Blooms: An Emerging Public Health Concern. CD Summary, Oct. 6, 2009; Vol. 58, No. 21 (pdf)
- Assessing Potential Health Risks from Microcystin Toxins in Blue-Green Algae Dietary Supplements. Gilroy, D., Kauffman, K., Hall, R., Huang, X. and Chu, F; May 2000; Environmental Health Perspectives, Vol. 108, No. 5 (pdf)
- Toxic Blooms in Oregon Waters. David Stone and Kara Hitchko. July 2009; EC 1631-E. Oregon Sate University Extension Service (pdf)
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