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Bay meeting to focus on environment, human health

Monday - 5/14/2012, 9:42am  ET

BALTIMORE (AP) - Environmental problems in the Chesapeake Bay and how they can affect human health are the subject of a two-day conference in Baltimore.

The conference begins Monday at the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology in Baltimore's Inner Harbor. Scientists from the University System of Maryland and policy makers from state and federal agencies will discuss environmental issues related to human health including harmful algal blooms and toxic substances in bay waters.

Attorney General Doug Gansler, Rep. Elijah Cummings and Don Boesch, president of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science are among those scheduled to speak at the conference.


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