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Alberta cyanobacteria beach monitoring 2010-2013

Description

Harmful blue-green algae (toxic cyanobacteria) blooms in surface water are prevalent in Alberta. The presence of blue-green algae in recreational water causes unpleasant aesthetics, and exposure to some toxin-producing blue-green algae may pose potential health risks. There have been increased public awareness and health concerns as a result of increased research and public education over the past 20 years. This report presents the results of programs for monitoring cyanobacteria on Alberta beaches conducted by Alberta Health and Alberta Health Services between 2010 and 2013. It discusses the objectives and presents the findings of the monitoring programs and lists recommendations for further monitoring studies.

Tags
Cyanobacteria Lakes beaches blue-green algae

Title and publication information

Type
Report
Extent

131 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Creator
Health
Publisher

Health

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Subject Information

Subject (LCSH)

Cyanobacteria.

Subject (LCSH)

Cyanobacterial blooms.

Subject (LCSH)

Cyanobacterial toxins.

Resource Dates

Date Created

2014-09-01

Date Added

2015-07-09T17:00:43.318651

Date Modified

2014-09-01

Date Issued

2014-09-01

Audience information

Identifiers

ISBN (pdf)

9781460119228

NEOS catalogue key

6849482

Usage / Licence

Contact

Contact Name

Alberta Health

Contact Other

P.O. Box 1360, Station Main Edmonton AB T5J 1S6 780-427-1470