Virus infection may be linked to 2014 Toledo water crisis

Virus infection may be linked to 2014 Toledo water crisis
May 31, 2017 GLNeditor
Photo courtesy of NOAA via Wikimedia

ANN ARBOR—In August 2014, toxins from algal blooms in Lake Erie shut down the city of Toledo’s water supply, leaving more than 400,000 area residents without potable water for more than two days.

A new study shows that a virus may have been involved in the crisis and suggests methods for more stringent monitoring of water supplies.

The study was led by researchers at the University of Tennessee and James Madison University. The 25-person team included several scientists from the University of Michigan.

To read more about this story go to the Michigan News website. And to learn more about toxins in our drinking water, watch “Poisoned Water” tonight at 9pm ET on Detroit Public Television

 

 

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