A Dangerous Toxin From Pond Scum Can Go Airborne

A Dangerous Toxin From Pond Scum Can Go Airborne
(Pontus Lundahl/TT News Agency via AP)

A potent toxin released by algae blooms has the potential to become airborne, recent research suggests. In what’s said to be a first, the study found traces of the toxin in the air near pond water in Massachusetts. Though it’s unclear whether this and similar toxins are harmful to people and animals when airborne, the scientists warn that the discovery is definitely worrying.

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