Take Another Look at EPA’s Drinking Water Cyanotoxin Risk Communication Toolkit

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With the passing of the Memorial Day holiday comes the start of summer and warmer water temperatures, which may (or may not) lead to harmful algal blooms (HABs) and the release of cyanotoxins into drinking water supplies. The ongoing monitoring for ten cyanotoxins as part of the Fourth Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule (UCMR4) might (or might not) lead to more detections and the need for states and water systems to communicate with the public. Now might be the time to take another look at EPA’s Drinking Water Cyanotoxin Risk Communication Toolkit to refresh one’s memory on its available tools and resources – it’s always a good idea to be prepared. Additionally, the Water Research Foundation (WRF) recently released its report for project #4697 – Four Steps to Effective Cyanotoxin Risk Communication: A Risk Communication Toolkit.