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Algae Toxins In Drinking Water Sickened People In 2 Outbreaks

Enlarge this image A algae bloom in Lake Erie contaminated the water supply for Toledo, Ohio, in August 2014. About 400,000 people were without useable water. The Washington Post/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption The Washington Post/The Washington Post/Getty Images The city of Toledo and nearby communities have earned the dubious distinction of being the first to report outbreaks of human illness due to algae toxins in municipal drinking water, according to a report published Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Both areas take their…

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