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UWM partners with Milwaukee Health Department to monitor and combat toxic algae blooms

A new partnership between UWM and the Milwaukee Health Department is aiming to do something about toxic algae blooms.

On CBS 58 Sunday Morning, Michael Schlesinger ventured onto the lagoon at Veterans Park in Milwaukee with UWM’s Todd Miller, an environmental health scientist who studies toxins from algae blooms in lakes with the aim of protecting people, pets and wildlife from exposure.

Miller’s lab has built and deployed four buoys in Lake Michigan that monitor conditions in near real time, allowing city officials to detect poor water quality and close beaches quicker.

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