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Other Resources: Harmful Algal Blooms

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Interstate Technology Regulatory Council (ITRC)

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

World Health Organization (WHO)


Health Effects

WHO: Toxic Cyanobacteria in Water: A guide to their public health consequences, monitoring and management (1999)
Comprehensive summary of the scientific understanding of cyanobacteria, cyanotoxins, harmful algal blooms, and WHO health guidance

Harmful Algal Bloom-Associated Illnesses | CDC

Health and Ecological Impacts of Harmful Algal Blooms: Risk Assessment Needs
Journal article with a list of related journal articles on cyanobacteria and cyanohabs.

Toxicological Summary and Suggested Action Levels to Reduce Potential Adverse Health Effects of Six  Cyanotoxins
Cyanotoxin analysis prepared by the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, California Environmental Protection Agency

Harmful Algal Bloom Monitoring and Tracking

EPA Cyanobacteria Assessment Network (CyAN) Project
Multi-agency project to develop an early-warning indicator system using historical and current satellite data to detect algal blooms in U.S. freshwater systems

NCCOS Harmful Algal Bloom Research Website
Measurements of stressor impacts on waterbodies that can lead to HABs

USGS Summary of Cyanobacteria Monitoring and Assessments in USGS Water Science Centers
Fact sheet

Drinking Water

Cyanotoxins in Drinking Water | US EPA
Comprehensive collection of resources for drinking water systems

Drinking Water Health Advisory Documents for Cyanobacterial Toxins

American Water Works Association Cyanotox Tools
Technical resources for drinking-water systems

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