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Author: Chris Swann
Last Updated: 31-10-2019 19:51
Brooks, B. W., Lazorchak, J. M., Howard, M., Johnson, M. V., Morton, S. L., Perkins, D. 2016. Are Harmful Algal Blooms Becoming the Greatest Inland Water Quality Threat to Public Health and Aquatic Ecosystems? Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. Wiley. 35, 1. 6-13
Algae, Ecosystem, Fresh water, Human health, Lakes, Literature review, Water quality, Aquatic ecosystems, Algal blooms, Hypoxia
This research paper reviews scientific literature to evaluate whether harmful algal blooms (HABs) are the most pressing threat to the health of both humans and aquatic ecosystems. In addition to outlining the impacts of HABs, the paper presents remaining research needs and policy changes.