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Blue Green Algae Bloom In Kearney

Posted: 2019-09-04 14:57:05 By: hbr

The North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit is advising the public that blue-green algae has been found in Sand Lake in Kearney.

Residents of Sand Lake in Kearney may be affected depending on their closeness to the algae bloom, wind direction, water flow, and other environmental conditions.

Users are advised not use the water. This includes drinking, cooking, bathing, and brushing teeth. Using a private water system or boiling the water will not destroy the toxins.

The Health Unit advises not to swim in the water and avoid water sports when a bloom is present.

The Health Unit has not closed the beaches, but rather advises individuals that they need to take caution in the area.

You can find out more about harmful algae at myhealthunit.ca/algae