CDC Plans to Uncover the Health Effects of Blue-Green Algae
It is dangerous. But what can it do to your health? That is the question at the center of the water quality crisis.
Now, researchers with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are trying to get you answers. They are focusing on the people exposed to the algae blooms.
“Its a crisis,” said John Cassani, Calusa Waterkeeper. “We’re at a crisis level right now. there’s so much unknown about public health risk that people don’t know what to do.
Cassani said science is already showing a risk and problems have been connected to the green gunk.
“There’s this growing body of evidence of respiratory illness associated with proximity to these algae blooms,” Cassani said.