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Health effects of breathing toxic algae in St. Lucie River is focus of Harbor Branch study

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REPORT FROM EAST COAST: “Everyone tested so far in a study of people who live and work around algae blooms in the St. Lucie River had ‘detectable levels’ of the toxin microcystin in their noses,’ said Adam Schaefer, a Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute epidemiologist.”

Health effects of breathing toxic algae in St. Lucie River is focus of Harbor Branch study

All 70 people who live and work around the St. Lucie River tested in a Harbor Branch study have had blue-green algae toxins in their noses.

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