Other HABs Resources

General Information

Harmful Algal Blooms | Nutrient Pollution | US EPA
Basic information from the EPA on HABs plus national and state partner resources

Cyanobacterial Harmful Algal Blooms in Water | US EPA

Harmful Algal Blooms – National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Ocean Service

Cyanobacterial Harmful Algal Blooms and U.S. Geological Survey Science Capabilities
Good summary of the science behind HABs

The Science of Harmful Algal Blooms – USGS
Additional USGS resources and links

Freshwater Harmful Algal Blooms: Causes, Challenges, and Policy Considerations
Congressional Research Service Report om HABs (2017)

World Health Organization (WHO): Algae and cyanobacteria in freshwater
Comprehensive discussion of cyanobacteria and cyanotoxins

WHO (2003) Guidelines for Safe Recreational Waters Volume 1 – Coastal and Fresh Waters
General information on a range of  possible contaminants to recreational waters

CDC Harmful Algal Bloom Online Resources
Compilation of online HABs resources

Purdue University website on cyanobacteria research

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 Blooms | Features | CDC
Basic information from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on HABs

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

NOAA Harmful Algal Bloom Operational Forecast System (HAB-OFS)
Routine HAB forecasts to help members of the public make informed decisions when a bloom is temporarily affecting their area. The forecasts also aid people responsible for responding to bloom impacts. Primarily marine environments.

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

WHO Blue-green algae toxins: Microcystin-LR in Drinking-water
Background document for development of WHO Guidelines for drinking-water quality

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

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