Webcast on harmful algal blooms (HABs) July 25th
On July 25, 2013, EPA's Watershed Academy will host a webcast on harmful algal blooms (HABs) and their impacts to public health. Lorraine Backer from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Andy Reich from the Florida Department of Health will continue the series with a discussion of the various ways HABs threaten the health of people and animals, and what the public can do to stay safe. EPA HAB expert Leslie Vazquez-Coriano will moderate.
This webcast series is a part of a broader outreach effort this summer that aims to focus public attention on HABs, which are associated with nutrient pollution, and which can sicken people and pets, devastate aquatic ecosystems, and be a detriment to the economy.