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HUMAN HEALTH EFFECTS ASSOCIATED WITH EXPOSURE TO TOXIC CYANOBACTERIA – WHAT IS THE EVIDENCE?

Reports of toxic cyanobacteria blooms are increasing worldwide, as warming water and eutrophic surface water systems support the development of blooms. As awareness of toxic cyanobacteria blooms increases, reports of associated human and animal illnesses have also increased, but few reports are investigated and documented. We examine the evidence for adverse human health effects associated with exposure to toxic cyanobacteria via drinking water, freshwater and marine recreational waters and via medical procedures. We will discuss the range and severity of health effects associated with exposure and the state of the science of the epidemiology of toxic cyanobacteria. This is a description of a proposed presentation and does not necessarily reflect EPA policy.

Author

Hilborn, E. D., US Environmental Protection Agency, USA, hilborn.e@epa.gov

Details

Oral presentation

Session #:021
Date: 03/01/2017
Time: 10:00
Location: 323 B

Presentation is given by student: No