Health Officials Lift Blue-Green Algae Bloom Alert for Brevard County
June 03, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 3, 2022
HEALTH OFFICIALS LIFT BLUE-GREEN ALGAE BLOOM ALERT FOR BREVARD COUNTY
Health Alert Has Been Lifted After Recent Sample Results
Cynthia Leckey, Environmental Health Director
Viera, FL— The Florida Department of Health in Brevard has lifted the health alert issued on May 23, 2022, for the presence of harmful blue-green algal toxins in Lake Washington. Follow-up water samples taken by the Department of Environmental Protection did not detect algal toxins, indicating the public may resume water-related activities.
It is important that the public exercise caution and good judgement. Blue-green algae blooms can move around or subside and then reappear when conditions are favorable again. Residents and visitors are advised to avoid contact with the water if blooms are observed. The latest sample results can be viewed on ProtectingFloridaTogether.gov.
Report symptoms from exposure to a harmful algal bloom or any aquatic toxin to the Florida Poison Information Center. Call 1-800-222-1222 to speak to a poison specialist.
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