Higher temperatures and nutrient loadings in source water supplies have led to increased incidences of algal blooms and occurrences of a number of algal toxins in water supplies.
According to the Water Research Foundation, Denver, there is no U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency regulation for algal toxins. However, the agency has included
three species in its third Contaminant Candidate List, which it uses to prioritize
research and data-collection efforts needed to determine if specific regulations
are necessary. The three species are: cylindrospermopsin, anatoxin-a and microcystin-LR.
For more information, go to www.waterresearchfoundation.org.
Fighting Toxic Algae
December 8, 2010