Originally published by The Cape Coral Daily Breeze on June 12, 2019

The Calusa Waterkeeper invites the public and healthcare professionals to a public water summit on Monday, June 24, about the health effects of harmful algal blooms. The event, called “Public Health Alert – Florida Water,” runs from 5:30-9 p.m. at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre on 1380 Colonial Blvd., in Fort Myers.

“Public Health Alert Florida Water” will include a screening of the groundbreaking documentary “Toxic Puzzle,” narrated by Harrison Ford. An expert panel, including two scientists featured in the documentary, will discuss why harmful algal blooms have become a public health concern, where to find key information as the threat evolves, and what Southwest Florida residents can do to help safeguard themselves and their families while fighting for change. A question-and-answer session with the experts will follow the panel presentation.

“The health risks are becoming more apparent as new scientific research emerges,” Calusa Waterkeeper John Cassani said. “We’re doing everything we can to get the word out and let everyone know what they can do to make a difference in this fight.”

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