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Harmful Algae Bloom Study

March 28, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT

Meeting with people who would like to participate on:
Monday March 27, 2023 1:00 pm -5:00 pm
Tuesday March 28, 2023 9:00 am-1:00 pm
Cape Coral Public Works Department
815 Nicholas Pkwy E, Cape Coral, FL 33990

Principal Investigator: Dr. Shirley Gordon, PhD, RN
The research is being conducted by scientists at Florida Atlantic University’s College of Nursing and Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute. The study is designed to fill an important gap in our understanding of the impact of the harmful algal blooms (HABS) on human health.
To participate you must be:

  • 18 years of age or older.
  • Able to read and understand English.

If selected, you will be asked to participate in 2 data collection sessions: (1) when algae are not blooming and (2) during an algae bloom.
At each session, you will be asked to:

  • Complete a short survey
  • Provide a nasal swab, urine and blood sample to test for algal toxins.

Each session will take 15-30 minutes.

There is no cost to participate and you will receive a $25 gift card at the end of the 2nd session.
You may withdraw from the study at any time without penalty.
Please contact us at NurHAB@health.fau.edu to learn more!


March 28, 2023
9:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
Event Category:


Florida Atlantic University


Cape Coral Public Works Department
815 Nicholas Parkway
Cape Coral, Florida 33990
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