A Freshwater Algal Toxin Guidance Document for Public Health Laboratories

Aug 29, 2018 | Michelle Shapiro

Exposure to toxins produced by certain algal species are an ecological, public and animal health concern.
Harmful algal blooms (HABs) are an increase in the mass and volume of algal cells that could occur
seasonally in both freshwater and marine systems

This guide from the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) provides resources for environmental public health laboratories considering implementation of freshwater algal toxin testing.

Read the guide.


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Michelle Shapiro is a communication specialist for the Environmental Health & Disability team at NACCHO.

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