Toxins Found in 39% of U.S. Southeastern Streams

Environment News Service: Scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey have found toxins produced by algae, known as microcystins, in 39 percent of the small streams assessed in the southeastern United States. Their study looked at 75 streams in parts of Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. "This is the first systematic stream survey of algal toxins in the southeastern United States," said Keith Loftin, the USGS research chemist who led the study. "It`s important, because it provides a better......

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