August 9, 2022



Can toxic algae kill humans? California health officials are warning of these poisonous blooms

Yahoo News – USA Today


Madera County health officials in northern California on Monday issued warnings to the public after high amounts of harmful algae were reported in a lake.

Staff from the Central Valley Water Board have put out signs around Hensley Lake warning people about harmful bright green algae in the water, urging pets and children to stay away from the algae, which contains toxins that are dangerous to humans and animals if ingested. There are different types of toxic algae, but they all still are a threat to human and animal health.

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