Did you take the 2019 HAB Survey?

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Harmful Algal Blooms

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If you haven't already, please take our 2019 Harmful Algal Blooms survey!

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In order to gauge trends in the level of awareness of and experience with public health issues related to blue-green algae among local health and tribal agencies, we are recirculating a survey for our agency partners. We’ll use the results of this 5-minute survey to learn more about HAB preparedness across Wisconsin.

The DPH HAB Program is requesting participation from all local health and tribal jurisdictions in Wisconsin by Thursday, October 31. Please submit one survey per agency.

Thanks for your input!

In Case You Missed It

Freshwater HABs as “Events of National Significance”

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a mechanism for states to receive federal resources to assess and mitigate marine and coastal HAB or hypoxia “events of national significance.” Now, the EPA hopes to develop a similar mechanism for HABs and hypoxia events in freshwater systems. For further background on the development of this policy, read the notice. Public comments can be submitted through October 31, 2019, to Docket EPA-HQ-OW-2019-0463.

Beat the Summer Blue-Green Algae Blues

The HAB Program contributed an article to the quarterly DPH Epi Express Newsletter. Check it out!

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We'll See You in the Spring!

The HAB Program Newsletter is taking a brief hiatus and plans to return in 2020 to continue helping local public health and tribal agencies prepare for the bloom season. Don’t worry, though—the HAB Program is still here in the interim to answer all your off-season questions. Please call 608-266-1120 or email DHSDPHHABS@dhs.wi.gov for continued assistance.

The HAB Program would like to thank all its readers for choosing to stay up-to-date and engaged in blue-green algae issues affecting the health of Wisconsin’s freshwater, animals, and people.

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Missed a past issue? Previous issues are available on our Resources for Health Professionals webpage.

Email us your burning questions! If others can benefit from hearing the answer to your question, we’ll feature it in a future issue.

Remember that we are always available for consultation on any HAB health-related issue by email or phone (608-266-1120).