Cyanobacteria · lakes

EPA Releases Draft Human Health Recreational Ambient Water Quality Criteria and/or Swimming Advisories for Cyanotoxins

On December 12th EPA issued draft recreational water quality criteria and/or swimming advisories for the cyanotoxins microcystin and cylindrospermopsin. EPA has identified draft recommended concentrations of the cyanotoxins to protect human health while swimming or participating in other recreational activities in and on the water. Once final, states can consider adopting these criteria into their… Continue reading EPA Releases Draft Human Health Recreational Ambient Water Quality Criteria and/or Swimming Advisories for Cyanotoxins

Cyanobacteria · lakes

Study Looks at Cyanobacteria Bloom Effects on Lake Erie’s Food Web

Results of recent research led by scientists at Ohio State University shows how the Lake Erie food web is reacting to cyanobacteria blooms in the western basin. The effort focused on plankton and fish at various sites around the basin. There were two main parts to the research. One utilized a long-term monitoring data set… Continue reading Study Looks at Cyanobacteria Bloom Effects on Lake Erie’s Food Web