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Scientists to study red tide impact on humans

 

October 14, 2018



FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Scientists are studying whether red tide exposure impacts human health.

Researchers from Florida Atlantic University's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute are taking take nasal swabs, blood and urine looking for traces of the toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) that's been plaguing Florida beaches.

They're studying possible links between algae toxins and neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, and potentially liver failure. The study is being funded though social media crowd-sourcing.

The News-Press reports toxins from cyanobacteria produces...



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