Friday, October 25, 2013

Health Advisory Lifted at Long Lake

The algae bloom on Long Lake (near Lacey) has dissipated and county health officials have lifted the toxic algae advisory.

Although the warning signs around the lake are removed, people and pets should avoid waters with visible algae. Not all algae blooms are toxic, but some can produce toxins that can harm the nervous system, the liver, the skin, the stomach, and intestines.

You can find a list of current toxic algae blooms on Thurston County Environmental Health's website

To learn more read our blog post, “Blue-green Algae Blooms.”

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