Cyanobacteria (sometimes referred to as blue-green algae) are tiny organisms that can be found in diverse environments ranging from deserts to oceans.
Under the right conditions, cyanobacteria can form “blooms” on the surface. These blooms can be a problem because many cyanobacteria produce toxins dangerous to humans and wildlife. Cyanobacteria and their toxins can be found in water as well as in the air nearby.
Skin irritations, illness, loss of plant and animal life, loss of aesthetic appeal, loss of recreational opportunities, reduction in property values…
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