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EPA Hosting Twitter Chat and Webcast to Raise Awareness about Harmful Algal Blooms

  • 16 July 2013
  • networx
EPA Hosting Twitter Chat and Webcast to Raise Awareness about Harmful Algal Blooms

This summer, EPA is working to raise awareness about harmful algal blooms, which are associated with nutrient pollution and can sicken people and pets, devastate aquatic ecosystems and be a detriment to the economy. This Thursday at 2 p.m. ET, EPA’s Office of Water will host a Twitter chat on nutrient pollution and harmful algal blooms. Go towww.twitter.com/epawater and use #waterchat to participate or ask a question. On July 25, EPA’s Watershed Academy will host a webcast on harmful algal blooms and their impacts to public health. Lorraine Backer from the Centers for Disease Control and Andy Reich from the Florida Department of Health will continue the series with a discussion of the various ways harmful algal blooms threaten the health of people and animals, and what the public can do to stay safe. EPA harmful algal blooms expert Leslie Vazquez-Coriano will moderate. To register, visit www.epa.gov/watershedwebcasts