APHL Holds HABs Webinar on Drinking Water Impacts and Lab Methods

On July 9, the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) held a webinar entitled, “Harmful Algal Blooms: Drinking Water Impacts and Lab Methods.”  The webinar featured presentations from EPA’s Office of Research and Development and Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water.  During the webinar, the presenters shared information about EPA’s recent activities including:  information about impacts on Lake Erie water systems; analysis of water quality parameters contributing to HABs (e.g., chlorophyll-A as an indicator and nutrient loading); EPA’s release of health advisory levels for microcystin-LR and cylindrospermopsin; drinking water treatment, monitoring, and sample handling observations; and the testing of ELISA and LC-UV and LC-MS/MS laboratory methods to determine their capabilities and limitations.  To download the webinar slide presentation, visit the APHL web site.