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Pfiesteria-Related Educational Products and Information Resources Available to the Public, Health Officials, and Researchers
Judith L. Kleindinst and Donald M. Anderson
Environmental Health Perspectives
Vol. 109, Supplement 5: Pfiesteria: From Biology to Public Health (Oct., 2001), pp. 695-698
Published by: The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3454915
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Public and political concerns about Pfiesteria from 1997 to the present vastly exceed the attention given to other harmful algal bloom (HAB) issues in the United States. To some extent, the intense focus on Pfiesteria has served to increase attention on HABs in general. Given the strong and continuing public, political, and research interests in Pfiesteria piscicida Steidinger & Burkholder and related organisms, there is a clear need for information and resources of many different types. This article provides information on Pfiesteria-related educational products and information resources available to the general public, health officials, and researchers. These resources are compiled into five categories: reports; website resources; state outreach and communication programs; fact sheets; and training manuals and documentaries. Over the last few years there has been rapid expansion in the amount of Pfiesteria-related information available, particularly on the Internet, and it is scattered among many different sources.
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