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Harmful Algal Blooms

health  research  science  environment  eating  weather  swimming  algal  agents  water  liver  temperature  Health Topics  breathing  harmful Algal Blooms  HAB  algae  fish  runoff  fertilizer 

A harmful algal bloom (HAB) occurs when toxin-producing algae grow excessively in a body of water. Algae are microscopic organisms that live in aquatic environments and use photosynthesis to produce energy from sunlight, just like plants. The excessive algal growth, or algal bloom, becomes visible to the naked eye and can be green, blue-green, red, or brown, depending on the type of algae.

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Harmful Algal Blooms | CDC Features

CDC Features  Waterborne  harmful Algal Blooms  algae  cyanobacteria  scum 

Harmful algal blooms can produce toxins that are dangerous to people, animals, and the environment. Learn what harmful algal blooms are, how you and your pets should keep away from them, and what CDC is doing about them.

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Heat Related Illness (HRI) Prevention

chemicals  noise  pesticides  health studies  cancer clusters  harmful Algal Blooms  Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs)  disaster epidemiology and assessment  extreme weather conditions  border health issues  water-related environmental public health 

The National Center for Environmental Health’s Health Studies Branch (HSB) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the response branch for the Center. HSB conducts rapid epidemiologic investigations in response to outbreaks that are believed to have environmental causes and responds to natural and technologic disasters.

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