APHL to Host HABs Webinar

The Association of Public Health Laboratories is hosting a webinar on Harmful Algal Blooms:  Drinking Water Impacts and Lab Methods.

DATE:  July 9, 2015

TIME:  1:00-2:00PM (eastern)

REGISTER:  www.aphl.org/courses/pages/100-639-15.aspx

Cyanotoxins resulting from harmful algal blooms are increasingly a threat to public drinking water supplies. Human exposure to these toxins may cause adverse health effects, resulting in recent health advisory postings by EPA for two cyanotoxins in drinking water. Public water systems and governmental laboratories across the country are being called upon to manage their source water and ensure their finished drinking water is safe for consumption. This webinar will explore how harmful algal blooms have affected several Lake Erie drinking water treatment plants, and review laboratory methods to determine if cyanotoxins are present in finished drinking water.
Heath Mash, a chemist with the National Risk Management Research Laboratory at EPA’s Office of Research and Development and William Adams, from EPA OGWDW’s Technical Support Center will be the principal speakers for this event.
There is no charge to participate; however, the registration deadline is July 7, 2015.  More information is available by clicking this link course flyerShould you have difficulty with the online registration process, please send an email to registrar@aphl.org or call 240-485-2727 from 8:00AM to 4:30PM (eastern).