Tag: Toxics

Harmful Algal Blooms Home

Please Note: This map provides current data on harmful algal blooms AND waterborne pathogens. DWQ does not monitor all the sites on the map for both types of contaminants. Harmful algal blooms (HABs) develop when naturally occurring cyanobacteria in the water multiply very quickly to form green or blue-green water, scum, or mats. These blooms …

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Air Quality: Where there’s Smoke, there’s Pollution

By Bo Call A cold winter night, a fire burning in the fireplace—what could be better? Well, that wood fire isn’t just filling your house with holiday cheer; it’s also filling it with pollutants that can hurt you. Most people don’t realize that the inviting smell of wood smoke comes along with some pretty hazardous …

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