Assessing cyanobacterial harmful algal blooms as risk factors for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Affiliates Nathan Torbick [1,2], Beth Ziniti [1], Elijah Stommel [2] & Ernst Linder [3], Angeline Andrew [4], Tracie Caller [4], Jim Haney [5], Walter Bradley [6], Patricia L. Henegan [2], Xun Shi [7]


[1] Applied Geosolutions
[2] Department of Neurology, Dartmouth College
[3] Department of Mathematics and Statustics, Univeristy of New Hampshire
[4] Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
[5] Department of Biological Sciences, University of New Hampshire
[6] Department of Neurology, Univeristy of Miami Miller School of Medicine
[7] Department of Geography, Dartmouth College

Journal Neurotoxicity Research
Summary This study assessed the relationship between exposure to harmful algal blooms across northern New England and risk of developing ALS with higher exposure. The outcomes support a positive relationship between increasing phycocyanin concentration and risk of ALS.
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