Drinking Water Safety


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It’s not usually news when Toledo’s mayor drinks a glass of water, but on Monday, cameras swarmed as Michael Collins took a swig of previously-banned H20. Elevated toxin levels, likely from algae blooms, prompted a recent do-not-drink advisory, and this hour we’ll look at what caused the problem, and we’ll look at the health of Ohio’s lakes.


  • Andy Ward, OSU professor in the department of food, agriculture and biological engineering
  • Kristy Meyer, managing director of clean water programs at the Ohio Environmental Council
  • Karen Schaefer, freelance reporter

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