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UT researchers work to avoid another water crisis

UT researchers work to avoid another water crisis

Bryce Buyakie, Associate News Editor
February 28
Filed under News, Top Stories

In 2014, the city of Toledo enacted its infamous water drinking ban when high amounts of a toxin released by harmful algal blooms was found in the water, and it was determined unfit for human consumption. Three years later, this problem is still cause for much concern; with harmful algal bloom season...

University of Toledo researchers study the effects of algae blooms on the liver

University of Toledo researchers study the effects of algae blooms on the liver

August 30
Filed under Top Stories

Researchers from the University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences are studying the effects that algal bloom toxins may have on the human liver. This project hits close to home after the 2014 Toledo water crisis prompted their interest for studying the algal bloom toxin microcystin and...

UT class researches algae testing, finds high variability

Colleen Anderson, Managing Editor
February 10
Filed under News

While most Toledoan residents probably saw the water crisis in the summer of 2014 as an inconvenience at best and a disaster at worst, Associate Professor of Environmental Science Song Qian saw something else: an opportunity for learning. Qian’s curiosity was sparked by the report of the high levels...

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