Environmental Protection Agency Sets New Water Quality Standards for Swimming
The Environmental Protection Agency released new water quality standards on Wednesday, setting guidelines for cyanotoxin levels in the water.
The EPA concentrations for microcystins are eight micrograms per liter and 15 micrograms per liter for cylindrospermopsin. These recommendations are protective measures to warn people before swimming or doing any recreational water activity.
“We think this will add to the toolbox that will bring more attention and more emphasis on public health issues associated with harmful algal blooms,” said John Cassani with Calusa Waterkeeper.