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Aug 20 2016, 11:07 am ET
More Than 100 Sickened in Arizona Cryptosporidium Parasite Outbreak
by Elizabeth Chuck
More than 100 people in Maricopa County, Arizona, have been infected with Cryptosporidium, a parasite officials believe was in at least 20 pools in the community.
Cryptosporidium, or "Crypto," causes problems ranging from stomach cramps to vomiting and fever. The most common symptom is watery diarrhea, which generally begins a week after infection. Those with healthy immune systems don't need treatment and usually recover after a week or two.
It's passed through stool and is typically transmitted through contaminated drinking water or recreational water facilities that have infected fecal matter in them.
The highly contagious parasite is difficult to get rid of because chlorine doesn't always kill it, according to the Mayo Clinic. Alcohol-based hand sanitizer isn't effective against it, so washing hands with soap and water is considered the best prevention.
Maricopa County health officials said those infected have identified more than 20 water facilities where they believe they may have picked up the disease.

Scanning electromicrograph of Cryptosporidium Science
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"Unfortunately, there is no reliable test for Crypto in water, so there is no way to know which pools are contaminated with this parasite," Dr. Rebecca Sunenshine, medical director for Maricopa County Department of Public Health, said in a press release. "The most important thing the public can do to prevent spread of this disease is to stay out of the water if you have diarrhea, until at least two weeks after symptoms resolve."
She advised swimmers to avoid swallowing water from pools and to seek medical care if symptoms persist.
"If you have diarrhea lasting longer than 10 days, blood in your stools, or have trouble staying hydrated, see a healthcare provider and let them know you may have been exposed to Cryptosporidium," she said.
Officials didn't say which pools had been identified but said the Maricopa County Department of Public Health notified the facilities and recommended they follow decontamination guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.                      
The parasite was first discovered in Maricopa County, which encompasses Phoenix, on Aug. 4 after 19 cases were reported in July. Last July, there had only been four cases, according to NBC affiliate KPNX.
http://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/more-100-sickened-arizona-cryptosporidium-parasite-outbreak-n635091
Parasitical things in our chlorinated water that seems impervious to our chemical processes then thing happening in our lakes and streams that are killing the fish and will invade the brain and kill you via access to your soft tissue up your nasal passage way!  Shocked  
Montana closes Yellowstone River due to parasite
Theresa Hayes |  20 August, 2016, 04:41
"It's from Gardiner, all the way down to Laurel so it's a big stretch of river so not something you see happen really ever but we're doing what we can to remove any additional stress from the fish and trying to keep the parasite contained if we can".

State officials announced Friday that a large section of the Yellowstone River has been closed to all water-based recreation, including fishing, wading, floating, tubing, boating, in order to prevent the spread of a disease that is killing fish by the thousands.
Even when the river reopens, there are fears the fish die-off could deal a lasting blow to the Yellowstone's reputation as a world-class trout fishery that draws visitors from around the world.
The unprecedented kill of is being met by an unprecedented response by FWP.
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks said Wednesday that the poison will be applied to 28 miles of streams in and around the park.
By Friday, roughly 4,000 dead fish had been counted, but the total number is estimated to be in the tens of thousands, including fish that sank to the bottom, officials said. In a press release, the agency said it has also received reports that the kill is starting to affect rainbow and Yellowstone cutthroat Trout. It has been documented previously in only two isolated locations in Montana over the past 20 years. The parasite does not pose a risk to humans.
Officials said that other stressors like near-record low flows, consistent high temperatures, and the disturbance caused by recreational activities exacerbate the effects of the disease. The closure will also help limit the spread of the parasite to adjacent rivers through boats, tubes, waders and other human contact and minimize further mortality in all fish species.
In response, FWP has chose to immediately close the Yellowstone River to all recreational activity from the border of Yellowstone National Park to the Highway 212 bridge in Laurel.
Montana wildlife officials say a massive fish kill that prompted the closure of a 183-mile stretch of river includes dead fish found inside Yellowstone National Park. He called the closure catastrophic but said he would not fight the move.
"In the Park we have a little bit different situation, we're at a higher elevation, and the risk for us having that particular parasite is lower", Reid said. "However, we must act to protect this public resource for present and future generations", Hagener said in the release.
Yellowstone Raft Co. owner Robin Trotter said she had started calling hundreds of customers with reservations in coming weeks to let them know their trips could be canceled.
"We recognize that this decision will have a significant impact on many people", FWP Director Jeff Hagener said in a statement. Biologists said the closure may help slow the spread of the disease.
FWP has set up two aquatic invasive species decontamination stations in an effort to reduce the chance of spreading the parasite.
A dead whitefish floats belly up near the Mayors Landing Fishing Access in the Yellowstone River in Livingston, Mont. on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016.
The closure area stretches from the northern boundary of Yellowstone National Park at Gardiner, downstream to Laurel.
Testing has shown the cause of death to be Proliferative Kidney Disease, which can affect both whitefish and trout in particularly devastating ways.
http://thelakeandeswave.com/2016/08/20/montana-closes-yellowstone-river-due-to-parasite.html

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Post by HoratioTarr on Sun Aug 21, 2016 3:28 am

At least half of the population has parasites. It may be even higher. I think I read somewhere that in fact we all have parasites. A regular parasite cleanse is actually quite important, particularly if you have pets, in particular cats. Black walnut, Clove and Wormwood, shifts the lot.

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Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Sun Aug 21, 2016 5:16 am

Idea

CRYPTO' and Giardia infestations are neither unusual nor untreatable...

Both can become "endemic" during drought periods, and in regions where waterways might be contaminated by sewerage plant outfalls and overfows, ill-sited and managed septic systems, or runoffs from livestock operations..

AS IT often takes 5-6 weeks for infected persons to show signs and symptoms of this kind of parasitic infestations, it can take a while for authorities to track down where and when the problems originate..      

Because these parasites are both species of Protozoans, infections in humans can't be treated by the usual antibiotics or viral medicines  --  treatment of both infestations infecting people consists of a couple of doses of a drug that puts a low-level dose of poison into your bloodstream to poison off the little buggers !

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cryptosporidium

https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/crypto/

http://conditions.health.qld.gov.au/HealthCondition/condition/14/165/33/Cryptosporidiosis

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/cryptosporidium/basics/definition/con-20030375

Herbal, naturopathic and/or homeopathic "treatments" for such problems are useless and an expensive waste of time and money --  irrespective of any claims from scam websites, or their usual clueless dingbat spruikers..                Suspect


AS FOR the possibilities of certain parasites getting into one's brain and halving your mental capacity in a matter of days -- the actual risks are much lower than those regular scaremongering stories from gossip blogs, 'alternative news' sites, and the usual_suspect gutter rag newspapers would have us believe..        

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Post by Guest on Sun Aug 21, 2016 6:33 am

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 WYWolfie stated > AS FOR the possibilities of certain parasites getting into one's brain and halving your mental capacity in a matter of days -- the actual risks are much lower than those regular scaremongering stories from gossip blogs, 'alternative news' sites, and the usual_suspect gutter rag newspapers would have us believe..
Well neither one of my links and articles were from a "suspect gutter rag"; and by combining the 2 genres into one topic thread was because my continued reading about the rise in parasitical activity seems cyclical to the rise in our water temperatures as well.

So while the 'assumptions are'; I'll admit that I've always assumed that my local chlorinated pool water protected me from a great many bacteria & parasites that I've now read that 'NOPE' never did couldn't have been or it wouldn't have been safe to swim in!  Shocked

The links that I gave {and it's sad that you did/couldn't read it} about the soft tissue parasitical invader was from an article dated 2013 -

What We Do—and Don't—Know About Brain-Eating Amoebas
CDC scientist breaks down infection risk and story behind two recent cases of this rare illness.
By Jaclyn Skurie, National Geographic
We've had 2 cases of young children {pre-teen} being sent off to summer camp {one back east & one to a bible camp in Missouri} and they both contracted the same exact form of this parasite and ended up being life-flighted to a ICU hospital and they've been sent home with little more then ½ of their mental capacities that they had prior to going away to summer camp!
There were other stories but I felt the information was more important then a NUMBERS GAME Evil or Very Mad
Good Grief, WYWolfie ...don't be such a NARC about holistic forms of treating humans illness; even basic chronic diarrhea will respond to home cures instead of having to spend money on those OTC things that only make Big Pharma wealthy!  Twisted Evil

Allege Blooms - Lakes & Ponds of all sizes


Watch Pond Water Supplies For Poisonous Conditions
Jul 22, 2006                                                                

Stagnant pond water consumed during hot, dry weather can be dangerous to livestock, reminds Charles Stoltenow, North Dakota State University Extension veterinarian. "The water can contain certain species of cyanobacteria (formerly known as blue-green algae) that typically grows in stagnant, warm pond water." At least four types of potentially poisonous cyanobacteria are known to occur. Toxins from these bacteria are poisonous to most livestock, including cattle, horses, sheep, pigs, chickens, domestic and wild ducks, pigeons, geese, and even frogs, fish, and snakes.

The toxins primarily affect the nervous system and the liver. Signs of cyanobacterial poisoning include nervous derangement, staggering, tremors, and severe abdominal pain. The toxins are also poisonous to humans. Take note of any dead wildlife around bodies of water, Stoltenow advises. A close watch for unexplained livestock deaths is also important. Consult a veterinarian to find a cause of death so steps can be taken to prevent additional livestock deaths. There are no known antidotes for cyanobacteria poisoning.

The algae flourish only in the top few inches of water, so toxic concentrations are typically found only in small ponds where waves don't mix the water thoroughly. Cyanobacteria blooms don't occur in lakes and rivers. Under favorable conditions, the algae can double in number in 24 hours and can turn pond water blue to brownish green. If a pond contains toxic concentrations, keep animals from drinking from it by fencing off the water and providing another source of water. Because the toxins are concentrated at the surface, water may be pumped from the bottom of deep sloughs or potholes to watering tanks.

Typically, toxic algae blooms last only a few days but may persist for several weeks. A veterinarian can help determine if a pond has toxic concentrations of the algae. More information on cyanobacteria and protecting livestock is available at www.ext.nodak.edu/extpubs/ansci/beef/v1136w.htm.

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Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Sun Aug 21, 2016 7:00 am

Idea

IN RELATION to the brain eating beasties --  a couple of cases reported in a year in the US -- with it's population over 315 million  --  that shows the actual level,  versus the "perceived risks" that are reported through populist news channels...

AS FOR herbal/traditional treatments for intestinal parasites --  while various herbal medicines will indeed clean out intestinal worms,  they won't touch the protozoans or amoebas, nor will they affect those wee little horrors hidden away in other organs (e.g. liver flukes, toxoplasmosis, heart worms, liver flukes, subcutaneous parasites, et al..), or being transferred around through the blood..

FOR ANYONE to claim otherwise, is irresponsible at best --  and at worst, criminally negligent for anyone hoping to profit from selling sham 'cures' (e.g. homeopathic "treatments"..).        cyclops

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WhoseYourWolfie wrote:Idea

IN RELATION to the brain eating beasties --  a couple of cases reported in a year in the US -- with it's population over 315 million  --  that shows the actual level,  versus the "perceived risks" that are reported through populist news channels...

AS FOR herbal/traditional treatments for intestinal parasites --  while various herbal medicines will indeed clean out intestinal worms,  they won't touch the protozoans or amoebas, nor will they affect those wee little horrors hidden away in other organs (e.g. liver flukes, toxoplasmosis, heart worms, liver flukes, subcutaneous parasites, et al..), or being transferred around through the blood..

FOR ANYONE to claim otherwise, is irresponsible at best --  and at worst, criminally negligent for anyone hoping to profit from selling sham 'cures' (e.g. homeopathic "treatments"..).        cyclops
As I stated {redundantly so} this wasn't about stats/numbers/data ...it was about informing the general population and how GLOBAL WARMING is having an impact on our parasitical issues even in water places that 'MY' generation never had to be concerned with! 
We've had far more lake & pond toxic 'Allege Bloom' advisories earlier this year then in previous years and in a wider range of recreational lakes that do see a quantified activity ...that they'd hoped would forgo the 'BLOOM' increase and closing the recreational areas off; that wasn't what happened.  

But, please - carry on with your diatribe about body counts and how this isn't an issue because there aren't ENOUGH COLLATERAL DAMAGE STATS to please you!  No

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Post by Jules on Mon Aug 22, 2016 9:59 am

Random trivia. What's the name of the largest parasite ever known to infect humans? Yes, eww. alien

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Post by HoratioTarr on Mon Aug 22, 2016 10:21 am

Jules wrote:Random trivia. What's the name of the largest parasite ever known to infect humans? Yes, eww. alien

Edna?

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Post by Jules on Mon Aug 22, 2016 10:32 am

HoratioTarr wrote:
Jules wrote:Random trivia. What's the name of the largest parasite ever known to infect humans? Yes, eww. alien

Edna?

The answer is ..........drumroll ....... a fetus !!!!  bounce
It burrows into your innards, no larger than the head of a tiny pin. Steals your oxygen,  and enough of your food to grow to a billion times its size, then it finally pops out ... PAINFULLY, ouch!!!!! No

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Post by eddie on Mon Aug 22, 2016 11:11 am

Jules wrote:
HoratioTarr wrote:
Jules wrote:Random trivia. What's the name of the largest parasite ever known to infect humans? Yes, eww. alien

Edna?

The answer is ..........drumroll ....... a fetus !!!!  bounce
It burrows into your innards, no larger than the head of a tiny pin. Steals your oxygen,  and enough of your food to grow to a billion times its size, then it finally pops out ... PAINFULLY, ouch!!!!! No

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Post by HoratioTarr on Mon Aug 22, 2016 11:18 am

Jules wrote:
HoratioTarr wrote:

Edna?

The answer is ..........drumroll ....... a fetus !!!!  bounce
It burrows into your innards, no larger than the head of a tiny pin. Steals your oxygen,  and enough of your food to grow to a billion times its size, then it finally pops out ... PAINFULLY, ouch!!!!! No

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Jules wrote:
HoratioTarr wrote:
Edna?
The answer is ..........drumroll ....... a fetus !!!!  bounce
It burrows into your innards, no larger than the head of a tiny pin. Steals your oxygen,  and enough of your food to grow to a billion times its size, then it finally pops out ... PAINFULLY, ouch!!!!! No
affraid   Why, I do believe I've met my 'MATCH' for a really TWISTED - FAR OUT SENSE OF HUMOR  Twisted Evil

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Post by Tommy Monk on Mon Aug 22, 2016 1:29 pm

4EVER2 wrote:
WhoseYourWolfie wrote:Idea

IN RELATION to the brain eating beasties --  a couple of cases reported in a year in the US -- with it's population over 315 million  --  that shows the actual level,  versus the "perceived risks" that are reported through populist news channels...

AS FOR herbal/traditional treatments for intestinal parasites --  while various herbal medicines will indeed clean out intestinal worms,  they won't touch the protozoans or amoebas, nor will they affect those wee little horrors hidden away in other organs (e.g. liver flukes, toxoplasmosis, heart worms, liver flukes, subcutaneous parasites, et al..), or being transferred around through the blood..

FOR ANYONE to claim otherwise, is irresponsible at best --  and at worst, criminally negligent for anyone hoping to profit from selling sham 'cures' (e.g. homeopathic "treatments"..).        cyclops
As I stated {redundantly so} this wasn't about stats/numbers/data ...it was about informing the general population and how GLOBAL WARMING is having an impact on our parasitical issues even in water places that 'MY' generation never had to be concerned with! 
We've had far more lake & pond toxic 'Allege Bloom' advisories earlier this year then in previous years and in a wider range of recreational lakes that do see a quantified activity ...that they'd hoped would forgo the 'BLOOM' increase and closing the recreational areas off; that wasn't what happened.  

But, please - carry on with your diatribe about body counts and how this isn't an issue because there aren't ENOUGH COLLATERAL DAMAGE STATS to please you!  No



It's fertilizers getting into the water that is causing the algae blooms...



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Tommy Monk wrote:
4EVER2 wrote:As I stated {redundantly so} this wasn't about stats/numbers/data ...it was about informing the general population and how GLOBAL WARMING is having an impact on our parasitical issues even in water places that 'MY' generation never had to be concerned with! 
We've had far more lake & pond toxic 'Allege Bloom' advisories earlier this year then in previous years and in a wider range of recreational lakes that do see a quantified activity ...that they'd hoped would forgo the 'BLOOM' increase and closing the recreational areas off; that wasn't what happened.  

But, please - carry on with your diatribe about body counts and how this isn't an issue because there aren't ENOUGH COLLATERAL DAMAGE STATS to please you!  No
It's fertilizers getting into the water that is causing the algae blooms...
Well, that is a refreshing start to this adult discussion {I'll hope you're able to maintain the attitude} ...but since you've give a tiny fragment of what the large variable are that cause 'Allege Blooms'; I'll fill in all of the huge voids in your post:
These Disturbing Photos Show Why Algae Blooms
Are A Growing Global Water Threat

08/06/2014 11:54 am ET | Updated Aug 07, 2014
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Kate Abbey-Lambertz  National Reporter, The Huffington Post

When more than 400,000 people were left without safe drinking water in Ohio and Michigan this past weekend, Lake Erie’s troubling algae blooms received intense scrutiny. Though people were told Monday it was once again safe to drink the water, there’s still major concern: harmful algae blooms have been a growing problem in Lake Erie for the last decade, and are a worldwide issue with consequences for the environment and human health.
Water treatment tests over the weekend had found unsafe levels of microcystin, a toxin that can be created by cyanobacteria algae blooms, in the Toledo water system that serves Ohioans and some Michiganders.

Tim Davis, a harmful algae specialist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab, was on the lake Monday.
“The water looks like someone painted the surface with green paint,” Davis said, according to NASA.

Algae is seen near the City of Toledo water intake crib, Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, in Lake Erie, about 2.5 miles off the shore of Curtice, Ohio. AP Photo by Haraz N. Ghanbari.
Here’s what to know about harmful algae blooms.
Harmful algae bloom toxins can cause illness in humans.
Sometimes, rapid growths of algae can form harmful toxins (though not all algae blooms do). With cyanobacteria algae, the most prevalent is microcystin, which in humans can cause abdominal pain, vomiting and diarrhea, liver inflammation and hemorrhage, pneumonia, dermatitis and potential tumor growth promotion.
Humans can be exposed to cyanobacteria toxins through the mouth and skin when swimming in contaminated areas, drinking water, or showering with it.
The tests of drinking water in Toledo last weekend found microcsytin levels more than double the World Health Organization’s 1.0 ppb threshold, according to the Toledo Blade. The Columbus Dispatch reports 70 people went to hospitals because of health concerns stemming from the toxic water.
A member of the Ohio Air National Guard carries a bag of water to a nearby car, Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, at Woodward High School in Toledo, Ohio. AP Photo by Haraz N. Ghanbari.
Algae blooms can be a death sentence for fish and water life.
Algae grows organically in freshwater and marine environments. But when conditions are right for it to multiply quickly, blooms can cause fish kills and damage to the rest of the ecosystem. When algae decomposes, it consumes dissolved oxygen in water. If enough oxygen is used, it creates a condition called hypoxia or so-called “dead zones” where fish and other life can’t survive.
Red tide, a marine species of harmful algae bloom, caused the deaths of thousands of fish, sea turtles and crabs in the Gulf of Mexico last month, according to the Tampa Bay Times.
Algae blooms also posed a threat to a delicate ecosystem in a Florida lagoon, killing off sea grass, a manatee food source. The manatee took to eating a toxic form of macro algae, and more than 100 died in about a year, according to a 2013 NPR article.
In the Great Lakes, avian botulism has become more common — more than 80,000 birds have died because of exposure to the neurotoxin in the region since 1999. Scientists believe one of the linked factors is the increased growth of macro algae Cladophora. When the algae decomposes on the lake floor, it creates a ripe environment for the bacterium that produces the toxin.
Common fertilizer and farming practices have increased the destructive power of algae blooms.
Algae blooms rely on natural warmth and light and can’t be linked to just one cause. But one of the main factors in the Lake Erie algae blooms is thought to be increased phosphorous — present in fertilizers (both commercial and manure) for agriculture and lawn maintenance, it enters the water way through runoff, where algae feeds on it. Of all the Great Lakes, the Lake Erie basin receives the most phosphorous, 9.8 million pounds per year, and its load comprises 44 percent of the total for the whole lake system.
According to the Columbus Dispatch, Ohio lawmakers are considering imposing tighter restrictions for agriculture uses of the harmful fertilizer.
Climate change shares part of the blame for the rise of algae blooms — and may only make them worse.
The Environmental Protection Agency notes that more research is needed to understand the role climate change plays in algae blooms, but acknowledges they’re likely to get worse.
Salinity fluctuation, higher water temperatures, increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration and changes in rainfall are all possible effects of climate change that could lead to better conditions for algae blooms.
According to Scientific American, more rain is expected with climate change, which increases runoff and therefore the phosphorous that will enter Lake Erie. Not all Microcystis algae blooms are toxic (and size isn’t necessarily an indicator of severity), but according to National Geographic, climate change may be making the toxic strains of bacteria more common.
Chinese military officers clean up a beach covered with blue green algae in Qingdao, eastern China, Thursday, July 3, 2008. China’s Olympics nightmare was a vast algae bloom covering one third of the sea where the world’s best sailors were to compete. AP Photo by Ng Han Guan.
Invasive species have also contributed to the rise of algae blooms in Lake Erie.
Since the 1980s, zebra and quagga mussels have spread throughout the Great Lakes, tipping the balance in the lakes’ ecosystems. The mussels eat phytoplankton, often increasing water clarity when they first appear. But by selectively consuming non-toxic algae, they reduce competition for the toxic strains in Lake Erie, according to the New York Times. They also do not absorb phosphorus, leaving it for algae to feed on.
Decades ago, Lake Erie successfully dealt with its algae bloom problem. But it’s come back full force.
Before the 1970s, Lake Erie became steadily more and more compromised, mostly by phosphorus, at that point mainly from wastewater treatment plants. The lake was full of algae that piled up high on beaches and needed to be removed with bulldozers. Drinking water had taste and odor problems.
In the decades that followed, Canada and the United States signed the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement and spent billions restoring the lakes, reducing phosphorus loading in Lake Erie by 60 percent.

This satellite image provided by NOAA shows the algae bloom on Lake Erie in 2011. AP Photo courtesy of NOAA.But in 1995, algae blooms returned to Lake Erie. The bloom in 2003 lasted a month, and Microcystis blooms have often been a problem since. At [url=http://www.ijc.org/files/publications/2014 IJC LEEP REPORT.pdf]1,920 square feet[/url], the 2011 bloom was three times larger than the second largest ever recorded. The algae bloom last year caused a scare in a small Ohio town, when the Carroll Gardens water treatment plant found microcystin levels more than 3 times the acceptable level.
It’s not just Ohio: algae blooms are a national and global problem.
In 2008, NOAA pegged the economic damage of algae blooms across the country at more than $100 million in today’s dollars, with costs adding up for public health, coastal monitoring and management, and losses for fishing and the tourism industries. An EPA survey found microcystin in 30 percent of lakes across the country.
Cyanobacteria harmful algae blooms “caused human illness, animal mortalities, and adverse ecosystem and economic impacts in the United States and worldwide, as well as human mortalities in some other nations,” according to a 2008 federal report.
In China, huge mats of algae are a yearly occurrence in the coastal city of Qingdao — last year , the Yellow Sea bloom was spread over an area larger than Connecticut, according to The New York Times, and cleanup efforts cleared 20,000 tons of the algae. While not toxic to humans, the algae blooms, which were first reported in 2007, are destructive to marine life.

An algae covered public beach in Qingdao, northeast China’s Shandong province on July 4, 2013. STR/AFP/Getty Images.
Scientists writing in a paper published in the Polish Journal of Environmental Studies said increasing cyanobacteria blooms are “one of the most serious risks to human health in the 21st century.”
On the coast of Brittany in France, algae piles up each year, releasing toxic gasses when it decomposes. Its increase has been tied to the release of nitrates from pig and poultry farming, according to the Telegraph. In 2009, a horse died from exposure to the toxic algae and his rider suffered symptoms. A man who worked emptying algae bins also died in 2009, though courts have not ruled on his cause of death, according to the Associated Press. Dogs and wild boars have also been found dead in the area.

A town employee walks in a mire of algae, on the beach at Saint-Michel-en-Greve, Brittany, France, in this file photo dated Thursday, Aug. 20, 2009. AP Photo by David Vincent. 
Scientists are studying algae blooms and have made [url=http://www.ijc.org/files/publications/2014 IJC LEEP REPORT.pdf]recommendations to limit phosphorus[/url], the pollutant in the Lake Erie bloom, though lawmakers and regulators may need to catch up — the Ohio EPA hasn’t even required water treatment facilities to test for microcystin.
This year’s Lake Erie bloom isn’t necessarily worse than years past, it just happened to be in a location that had more of a direct impact on humans, NOAA scientist Tim Davis pointed out. But seeing possible consequences may spark some change, or so hopes U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio).
“I think it’s going to make everybody realize we’ve got to do better,” he told the Columbus Dispatch. “I would hope that when 500,000 people lose their drinking water for a couple, three days, that it would have an impact on public policy, not just in Ohio, but around the country.”

The City of Toledo water intake crib is surrounded by algae, Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, in Lake Erie, about 2.5 miles off the shore of Curtice, Ohio. AP Photo by Haraz N. Ghanbari.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/04/lake-erie-algae-bloom-2014-_n_5647824.html

And all of the data supplied by NOAA >
http://www.glerl.noaa.gov/res/waterQuality/?targetTab=faq

Indeed, Tommykins ...fertilizer plays a part in what adds to the accumulated cause of 'Allege Blooms' but it is NOT THE SINLGE #1 signature cause for all of the locations {globally} that this phenomenon takes place and has been increasing as our water temperatures get warmer! Twisted Evil

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Post by Tommy Monk on Mon Aug 22, 2016 3:04 pm

The algae are fed by fertilizers...



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Post by Guest on Mon Aug 22, 2016 3:25 pm

Tommy Monk wrote:The algae are fed by fertilizers...
And the 'MANTRA' has begun ~~~


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Post by Tommy Monk on Mon Aug 22, 2016 3:58 pm




Do you actually read any of the stuff you post before drawing your conclusion...!?


Just a couple of bits you may have missed...



"...On the coast of Brittany in France, algae piles up each year, releasing toxic gasses when it decomposes. Its increase has been tied to the release of nitrates from pig and poultry farming..."


And...


"...This year’s Lake Erie bloom isn’t necessarily worse than years past, it just happened to be in a location that had more of a direct impact on humans, NOAA scientist Tim Davis pointed out..."



But don't let the facts get in the way of your hyperbolic nonsense...!!!


lol!

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Post by Lord Foul on Mon Aug 22, 2016 4:00 pm

uh huh! and here we go again with someone NOT reading what they post

"Common fertilizer and farming practices have increased the destructive power of algae blooms.
Algae blooms rely on natural warmth and light and can’t be linked to just one cause. But [b]one of the main factors[/b] in the Lake Erie algae blooms is thought to be increased phosphorous — present in fertilizers (both commercial and manure) for agriculture and lawn maintenance, it enters the water way through runoff, where algae feeds on it. Of all the Great Lakes, the Lake Erie basin receives the most phosphorous, 9.8 million pounds per year, and its load comprises 44 percent of the total for the whole lake system.
According to the Columbus Dispatch, Ohio lawmakers are considering imposing tighter restrictions for agriculture uses of the harmful fertilizer.

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Post by Tommy Monk on Mon Aug 22, 2016 4:08 pm

She posts a wall of waffle... hoping people don't bother reading the details...

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Post by Guest on Mon Aug 22, 2016 4:22 pm

AAAAAAN once again 'Moron #1' now has his #2 brother rushing in {can't bother to read the entire article either as he's proved many times before} ...over looks all of the FACTUAL DATA ...just to pat little Tommykins on his little boy head and make it all better! 

Do you two wee-little boys hold hands and 'skip-ta-ma-loo' as well!  


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Post by Lord Foul on Mon Aug 22, 2016 4:30 pm

liar liar pants on fire....

what DOES it say is likely THE MAIN CAUSE


WELL????

granted it most likely isnt the ONLY cause, and increasing warmth will have some part to play.....but that part will be merely to increase the effect of the phosphorus in the fertiliser....

BUT....once again ...what does the article say the likliest MAIN CAUSE is?


oh and I notice YOU once again cant help STARTING the abuse and "name calling"

I WILL deal with you ...make no mistake.....


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Post by Guest on Mon Aug 22, 2016 8:00 pm

Yipper, that's all covered in every one of my articles - every one of my links but that's NOT the point with the arrival of the 'FOUL ONE' ...

NOOOOO, he's just here to support his little buddy, regardless of the many times my very own POV explains and redundantly repeats those exact points for the little lads.  

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Post by veya_victaous on Mon Aug 22, 2016 8:52 pm

4EVER2 wrote:
Yipper, that's all covered in every one of my articles - every one of my links but that's NOT the point with the arrival of the 'FOUL ONE' ...

NOOOOO, he's just here to support his little buddy, regardless of the many times my very own POV explains and redundantly repeats those exact points for the little lads.  

LF HAS HIS COMBAT BOOTS PULLED ON AND JUST WANTS TO STOMP THE FORUM LOOKING FOR A FIGHT  


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Post by Guest on Mon Aug 22, 2016 9:10 pm

veya_victaous wrote:
4EVER2 wrote:
Yipper, that's all covered in every one of my articles - every one of my links but that's NOT the point with the arrival of the 'FOUL ONE' ...

NOOOOO, he's just here to support his little buddy, regardless of the many times my very own POV explains and redundantly repeats those exact points for the little lads.  

LF HAS HIS COMBAT BOOTS PULLED ON AND JUST WANTS TO STOMP THE FORUM LOOKING FOR A FIGHT  


Lord Foul is Moderating, if he tells you to calm down and reduce the insults please do so...
don't make him spank you  
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Well, posting to the topic after one responsible adult took the trouble to READ THE THREADS, would mean that there was a REASON and a POV that LF had to make about the topics ...but NO - that's not his intent  Suspect   He's trying to make the MORON (and I didn't call the MORON that until the ROYAL FOUL ONE STOMPED INTO THE THREAD) ...so he's now derailed the topic and is just making it abut ME!  Seems the FOUL ONE has a fixation about protecting Tommykins from 'ME'

Despite all of the other topics that Tommykins is getting his arse handed to him - the FOUL one selectively Drops in here?  Can't read but will defend the MORON like it's his sworn JOB to protect Tommykins from his own quicksand holes!

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Post by veya_victaous on Mon Aug 22, 2016 9:57 pm

to be fair 4ever tommyknuckles is feeble minded and you are beating him about the head pretty hard.

I know the idiot deserves it Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes

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Post by Guest on Tue Aug 23, 2016 12:32 am

veya_victaous wrote:to be fair 4ever tommyknuckles  is feeble minded and you are beating him about the head pretty hard.
           
I know the idiot deserves it Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes

P.S. there is nothing to be gained by whinging about a mod  Wink
INDEED ...I've always provided the 'village idiot' with something informative to read - and he just continues to spew his mantra of regurgitation feeble words that amuses him!  

The thread is DEAD - then his royal combat boot wearing riot, who picks up the same MANTRA and can't be troubled to read the entire PRIOR POST but just comes rushing in to SAVE LIITTLE BROTHER and repeats the same BS. 
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Post by Tommy Monk on Tue Aug 23, 2016 2:14 am



The temperature and light are not the unusual factors in your equation as they are always there every year... the nutrients are the unusual addition...

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