Winnipesaukee Environmental & Community Action Network

Cyanobacteria and What you need to know!

July 25, 2019; 6:30 – 8 pm; The Carriage House, Church Landing, Meredith

The LWA will host a public presentation on the current research and issues concerning cyanobacteria. Cyanobacteria are some of the earliest inhabitants of our waters, and naturally occur in the lake, usually in relatively low numbers. However, we have been seeing an increase in the occurrence of ‘blooms’ in our lakes. This is of concern as some species can release nerve and liver toxins, thereby potentially harming human and animal health.

Dr. James Haney, UNH Center for Freshwater Biology, has been studying the potential human health hazards via exposure through drinking water and/or during recreational water activities are also a concern. Some studies suggest cyanobacteria may be linked to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

This is an important talk for all to attend!

Cyanobacterial bloom at Bear Island, Meredith, June 2011

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