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RBI Presents at EPA Region 10 Harmful Algae Blooms (HABs) Workshop

Dr. Ellen Preece of RBI was invited to present at the EPA Region 10 Harmful Algae Blooms (HABs) workshop in Seattle, WA, March 29-30th. This meeting brought together scientists, federal, state and local governments, tribal representatives and health department personnel to discuss HABs along the west coast of North America. Presenters discussed information on exposure risks and health effects, monitoring and assessment approaches, the role of climate change in toxin production, potential tools for controls HABs, and the need for further research to better understand the role of HABs in a changing environment.  Ellen’s talk focused on the transfer of cyanotoxins (blue green algae toxins) from freshwater lakes to marine environments.