How to avoid blue-green algae

CLEAR WATER (WQOW) – While hot weather can draw crowds to beaches and lakes, some dangers float to the surface. Namely, blue-green algae. Algae looks like nothing but mud, but high concentrations of bacteria can be harmful to pets and humans. When ingested, common symptoms in humans are rashes, hives, …

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Blue-green algae confirmed at Grand Lake

Toxins associated with blue-green algae have been confirmed in Grand Lake, Nova Scotia, but the province’s Environment Department is awaiting further test results for pesticides and other chemical contaminants. These results are expected soon, the department said. In the meantime, people are still advised to avoid drinking Grand Lake water …

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