Freshwater Algal Blooms & Public Health

Freshwater Algal Blooms & Public Health | NALMS Lakeline Fall 2012
The most common human exposure to cyanotoxins is during recreational activities on water bodies with ongoing cyanoHABs. Studies found that persons who were exposed to waters with concentrations of cyanobacteria >5,000 cells/mL during recreational activities were more likely to report at least one symptom during the week following exposure than were persons exposed to waters that did not contain cyanobacteria.

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