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Cyanobacteria - Its threat to you and Winnipesaukee!

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Church Landing at Mill Falls

281 Daniel Webster Highway

Meredith, NH 03253

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Blooms of potentially toxic cyanobacteria have been happening more frequently around the country and locally in NH. This is a threat not only to human and animal health, but to our local economy as well.

Cyanobacteria (often referred to as blue-green algae) are a natural component of New Hampshire waterbodies, and are important organisms for the health and growth of many plants. However, certain cyanobacteria produce toxins that can affect the nervous, liver, and endocrine systems if ingested in large enough quantity.

The evening’s presentation, ‘Cyanobacteria – Its threat to you and Winnipesaukee!’, will feature Dr. James Haney, UNH Professor of Biology, who has been studying the potential impacts of these toxins for decades. The potential human health hazards via exposure through drinking water and/or during recreational water activities are also a concern. Some studies suggest cyanobacteria may be linked to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. Learn about the types of cyanobacteria, current management options, and what you can do to help minimize blooms and keep Winnipesaukee healthy.

The talk will be held at the Carriage House, Church Landing at Mill Falls, Meredith, NH, 6:30-8pm. Space is limited so pre-registration is required.

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