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2710, 2020

Dangerous Algal Blooms Becoming More Common

REPORT: Sounding the Toxic Algae Alarm NC Health News Reports: Swallowing or swimming in water during a dangerous bloom can produce skin rashes, liver injury and neurological changes. Toxic algae metabolites can also harm or kill pets and livestock. The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality confirmed the presence of potentially harmful cyanobacteria algae 19 times across North [...]

2110, 2020

Is There a Link Between Cyanobacteria and ALS?

REPORT: Could there be a link between Cyanobacteria and ALS? New Hampshire lakes, scientists are exploring idea WMUR Reports: LEBANON, N.H. — Doctors and scientists at Dartmouth College and the University of New Hampshire are among a team exploring whether environmental toxins may be related to neurodegenerative diseases. They have found that cyanobacteria, formerly known as blue-green algae, [...]

1910, 2020

Family Dogs Die After Playing by North Carolina Pond

Family Dogs Die After Playing by North Carolina Pond PEOPLE.COM reports: Three Dogs Die of Toxic Algae Poisoning hours after playing by North Carolina pond. A doggie playdate at a park in North Carolina turned tragic after three pups died from blue green algae poisoning from a pond’s harmful algal bloom. The dogs all experienced seizures, the first [...]

2006, 2020

How Bacteria Products Work in Your Pond

Pond Maintenance: The Role of Bacteria Products in Your Pond Most indigenous microorganisms (bacteria) found in your pond fail to breakdown and remove difficult to degrade organic matter. These same bacteria may also be less efficient at reducing higher than normal levels of nutrients like phosphorous and nitrate.  When selecting a probiotic bacteria to treat your pond, it [...]

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