Researchers studying algae-filled waters in Cape Coral to identify impacts on human health

CAPE CORAL, Fla. — Researchers want to know how harmful algae blooms impact our health. A study is being performed in Cape Coral and researchers from Florida Atlantic University are looking for 30 new volunteers. “We don’t know if the body stores those toxins over time or if it clears those toxins. We don’t know. And that’s why they’re doing the study,” said Dr. Shirley Gordon, who’s leading the study at Florida Atlantic University. Researchers know there are acute effects of algae exposure, like respiratory irritation. But it’s unclear how long-term exposure can affect the body. The study will take

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