FLORIDA SPORTSMAN: Microcystin Toxin: Killing Marine Life and Humans

Florida Sportsman: Written by Karl Wickstrom. August 4th, 2017.

Microcystin is a component of what’s lovingly called blue-green algae, or other confusing names like cyanobacteria. Or, my choice: poisonous slime discharged on us from special interests inland.

Supposedly, a “recent” study at Ohio State University showed that people living in a four-county Florida cluster (Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River, Okeechobee) died from liver disease (often cancer) at nearly twice the national average and much more often than elsewhere in the state.

This so-called shocking news comes out more than a full decade after noted scientists had already identified nutrient runoffs as the key source of eutrophication, which is known to kill all manner of marine life—and apparently innocent people.

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