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EPA’s Safe and Sustainable Water Resources Webinar Series
October 28, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Registration is now open for EPA’s Safe and Sustainable Water Resources Research Program webinar on Health Effects Associated with Harmful Algal Blooms and Algal Toxins. This webinar will be held on October 28th from 2:00-3:00pm ET.
Some, but not all, types of harmful algal blooms (HABs) are overgrowths of toxin-producing algae in fresh or marine waters that can adversely affect human and animal health and local economies. Cyanoacteria (also known as blue-green algae) are a type of bacteria that exhibit characteristics of algae and can form these HABs.
Cyanobacteria HABs (CyHABs or CyanoHABs) typically occur in nutrient rich, warm surface water bodies and can produce potent toxins. Occurrence of CyHABs is increasing globally, and blooms are accompanied by sporadic reports of human and animal illnesses and deaths. This webinar will summarize the state of the science and describe how a One Health approach to CyHABs can inform human health risks.
To register, please click the following link: attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3121585389665253135.
After registering for the webinar, you should receive an automatic reply with a link to test your computer’s compatibility with the webinar software. Please note that for this webinar, attendees can only listen with computer audio and will not be able to call into the webinar using a phone line. This change has been made to allow more people to attend the webinar.