WI-DNR Lakes-L Blog Question

Lakes-L: Determination of toxins from cyanobacteria blooms by lake volunteers?

Hi all,

I wonder whether anybody has experience with monitoring for bluegreen toxins by lake association members and other volunteers. If so, what method do you use and how expensive and reliable is the analysis.

Such monitoring could be used in a situation like this:

People live on a lake, see algal scum and take samples right away. If positive, they can follow up a protocol (get the government involved for a proper test, etc.).

Thanks, Gertrud —

Gertrud Nurnberg, Ph.D.; Freshwater Research

3421 HWY #117, RR 1

Baysville, Ontario, P0B 1A0


Phone: (705) 767-3718 or (416) 214-6436


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