The partner of a Charlotte man who died of ALS said researchers are investigating potential links between the fatal disease and blue-green algae, such as sometimes appears in Lake Champlain.
"The doctor has participated in a number of studies researching whether there is a link between the cyanobacteria released by blue-green algae and ALS. This was a startling coincidence to Scheuer because he had owned a home for decades near Shelburne Bay in Shelburne, a spot where blue-green algae blooms in the water are a recurring problem. After Scheuer’s diagnosis, the ALS progressed quickly, McKinnon said."
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